Portugal


Bonavita Red Bonavita Red $10.00

Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone.



Anjos Vinho Verde Anjos Vinho Verde $11.00

The perfect summer-time wine, light and slightly bubbly, but crisp and dry. Tastes almost like a margarita with wonderful green apples and a crisp lemon-lime acidity. The only problem? The bottle disappears too quickly, I suggest getting a few of these little pretties.



Vale do Bomfim Vale do Bomfim $13.00

From grapes usually reserved for Port, Portugal is fully capable of creating decent, affordable red wines. This one shows some sour cherry and dried plum on the nose. The flavor is rich and spicy and a little gamey but it finishes clean. Big enough to stand up to BBQ or burgers.



Armas de Guerra Mencia Armas de Guerra Mencia $13.00

An excellent introduction to Bierzo's native varietal, the palate is fresh, elegant, and clean. Energetic aromas of fresh blue fruits, violet and white pepper, plus a subtle touch of licorice. Supple and gently sweet on the palate, offering sappy boysenberry and floral highlights with a hint of smokiness.



Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Quinta de la Rosa Tawny $17.00

Delicate, soft and creamy, this is a rich and elegant blend with wonderful aromas exuding the heat of the Douro. On the palate it is complex with powerful dried fruit, figs, honey and almonds with a long pleasing finish. It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling. Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany foie gras or cheese. This Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting.



Quinta de la Rosa 601 Ruby Reserve Quinta de la Rosa 601 Ruby Reserve $17.00

Rich with a vibrant color, great depth, body and fruit, with a long finish. Like all La Rosa Ports, not too sweet. It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling. This one has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting and can be served as an aperitif or after dinner. Try it chilled, on the rocks or with a mixer.



Quinta Infantado Ruby Quinta Infantado Ruby $17.00

Still crafted by hand in the valleys of Portugal, this Ruby is elegant and rich with an excellent balance of acid, soft fruit and minimal tannins. While it's classified medium-dry, it is absolutely a sweet wine and this unfiltered, estate-bottled ruby brings a lot to your table. It's priced like a introductory port and while it is, it's got the power and layers of complexity to please even a port snob.



Henriques & Henriques Rainwater Madeira Henriques & Henriques Rainwater Madeira $17.50

A lovely surprise, this pale, golden hued wine brings the delicate aromas of almonds, toffee and orange peel. Light and lively on the palate and very drinkable. Buy a bottle to cook with as in to drink while cooking. Lighter and drier than most Madiera.



Ferreira Tawny Porto Ferreira Tawny Porto $18.50

Ferreira Ruby has an intense and well defined ruby hue, full- bodied and rich, it has a fine balance between its sweetness and its tannin structure, giving it unique characteristics and a fine and attractive long finish.



Dow's Late Bottle Vintage 2009 Dow's Late Bottle Vintage 2009 $21.00

A very nice change from syrupy tawnies, this LBV has an elegance with a cleaner and drier profile. Gorgeous candied cherry and plum with a little licorice and fig flavors.



Blandys 10yr Malmsey Madeira Blandys 10yr Malmsey Madeira $28.00

All Malmsey from the tiny island of Madeira. This is the missing piece to our dessert menu and a wonderful example of Madeira. Caramel and rich chocolate nose, a coating sweet palate and just the right amount of acidity to wash it away. Dont forget to ask about this wine and our Revolution.



Henriques & Henriques Malvasia Madeira	Henriques & Henriques Malvasia Madeira $44.00

The classic style with Malmsey/Malvasia with surprising balance between acidity and sweetness. Lovely flavors of coffee, nuts, and dried fruit with soft notes of caramel.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    #1 Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    First lets say that this is Not ChocoVine. This wine is actually made with eighty five percent Merlot and than has natural chocolate cream added to the mix. This is the wine for anyone looking for sweet red or the chocolate lover at home. Great gift for the holidays.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Tintero Moscato

    #2 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. (behind by 2 bottles)

  • Finca a Moras Barrell Select Malbec

    #3 Finca a Moras Barrell Select Malbec

    Wow, yes there is cheaper Malbec. There is cheaper everything. This is a focused, complex, intense wine that shows the high altitude with a core of acidic balance. Powerful sweet plum and blackcurrant fruit support a dark mocha and light vanilla stucture and the very full bodied taste loaded with spice and blackberries. The finish is long, lingering and velvety smooth. A great wine with anything coming off the grill. (behind by 12 bottles)

  • Don Ramon

    #4 Don Ramon

    What can we say about this little $10 wine? It's easy drinking but with some fun Old World character. 6 months on oak lends a bit of structure but only enough to keep the bottle from being guzzled in one go. Nice dark cherry, a bit of warm earth, and priced to drink a couple times a day. (behind by 2 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Paying homage to Miquel Pons who has 77 harvests under his belt is this delicious Xarel·lo. Handpicked and aged in French barrels with generous lees treatment, this is Xarel-lo like none we ever had. Gorgeous earthy acidty wrapped in creamy texture and ample oak. If you are a Cali chard drinker, prepare to have your heart broken by this Spanish seductress!

  • Maimai Syrah

    Maimai Syrah

    So pretty. Brings a clear nose of Gimblett Gravels terroir beneath lush soft blue and black fruit with lovely violet and lavender notes. Palate is clean, balanced and very approachable. Just a hint of the Northern Rhone's meatiness but mostly bright fruit and enough acidity to hold it in check. Maybe the best NZ Syrah out there??

  • Farm to Table

    Farm to Table

    A fun and lighter style from the cool mountains of Victoria. Aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry jam flirt with notes of forest floor a touch of peppery oak. Lively cola and raspberry flavors with vibrant acidity. Darn good value too!

  • Broc Carignan

    Broc Carignan

    From 130+ yr old vines, and on original rootstock comes this remarkable Carignan. All native yeasts, no SO2 used during production means pure bright flavors of tart cherry, blueberry and unmistakeable juicy tang from carbonic maceration. Why spend $34 on wine.com?