“I'm generally more and more in my comfort zone in the wild”….. Tom Felton

It's grey, chilly and damp and it’s April 18. Small hail covered my walk just thirty minutes ago and the rain is expected to develop into snow tonight. Honestly, this weather is so rude I’d like to send it to its room if it had one. So the wine today is a 2013 Casa Santos Lima's “Confidencial” Reserva Tinto-Red. The wine is made from a field blend of more than forty varieties. Portuguese wines are unique and distinct and very often very inexpensive, and just what is needed on days like this. A great
wine to enjoy while reading a good book, it’s the liquid equivalent of a comforting terry-cloth robe: Full-bodied, deep garnet in the glass, this wine has a rich and creamy mouthfeel that develops tastes of bright cherry and ripe dark berry fruit. The finish is medium but develops warming notes of clove and cinnamon that linger with just enough drying tannin to keep the experience going. Don’t take this to mean it’s similar to mulled holiday wine. No, this is classically made 100% fermented grape without addition, but with the natural character of terroir driven wine. Aged 6 months in French and Portuguese oak.
………………. Jim
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Casa Santos Lima
ALC;                            3.5%
92 Points                     Wine Enthusiast
Imported By:               Tri-Vin Imports (Mt Vernon, NY)
ARP                             $12

The best laid schemes o'mice an' men Gang aft a-gley.”…. Robert burns
I intended this to be posted April 18, but my blog was in a “Google” snit and I couldn’t access it to post this review.  Thankfully, I’m blessed with a son that somehow understands such things and diagnosed the issue, then corrected the problem.  The question was then Shakespearen:  To post or not to post. I chose post because the wine itself is such a value that it should not be ignored.   

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