Wine Find

WINE FIND

October 15, 2008|By Michael Dresser

Dow's Trademark Finest Reserve Porto

From: Portugal

Price: $20

Serve with: Nuts, creamy cheese, desserts

This lush dessert wine may not have the complexity or aging potential of a fine vintage Porto, but for $20 it's a tour de force. It's a concentrated wine with a smooth, creamy texture - and, yes, it is sweet. It offers intense flavors of blackberry, chocolate, blueberry, herbs and black pepper - all put together with excellent balance and an admirably gripping finish. As the nights get more chilly, many will find this a pleasantly warming nightcap.

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