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Wine Picks July 6, 2010

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Dessert Wine

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1977, Douro Valley, Portugal: This port comes from a cool vintage which produced an elegant wine with fine tannins, pure dark fruit and spices. Long on the finish and long lived. Drink: 2010-2030. 19% S 750 mL  $200.00 Score: 93/100. July 6, 2010 Full Review

Red Wine

Quinta do Crasto 2008, Douro Valley, Portugal: Fantastic value for this lovely unoaked red with good balance and concentration. This blend of four indigenous grapes offers aromas of cedar, black cherry and cranberry. Plushly textured. This producer is one of five in the Douro Valley known as the Douro Boys. Drink: 2010-2016. 81588 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 6, 2010 Full Review

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