1. Quinta do Passadouro, Passa Branco 2016
90 points Planet Grape
“Racy and tart with notes of lemon, apricot, sage, eucalyptus and honeysuckle. Rabigato/Codega do Larinho blend.”
2. Montsablé, Chardonnay 2015
This chardonnay has good weight, bright fruit flavors and a silky-smooth texture. the very judicious use of neutral oak results in wine that is clean, crisp and refreshing.
3. Three Thieves, Pinot Noir 2017
91 points Wine Enthusiast
"Baking spice aromas and ripe, juicy fruit flavors make this full-bodied wine easy to appreciate. It follows on the palate with toasty oak nuances and satisfying notes of red and black cherries. A good structure of fruit, acidity and moderate tannins keeps it well balanced."
4. Quinta Vale D. Maria, Rufo Douro Tinto 2013
90 points Decanter
"It may be this property’s entry level wine, but don’t underestimate it. This is a pleasing fruit-driven style; the tannins are grippy but well integrated with the sweet red cherry character. Herbal hints play across the finish. To enjoy with steak or pork chops."
5. Zenato Alanera 2012
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“The 2012 Alanera is a new edition to the Zenato portfolio and pays tribute to the family patron who developed the estate's vineyards. the label depicts three swallows that are symbols of the three main hills that dominate this corner of Valpolicella. This IGT blend is composed of 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone and 10% other grapes that are aged in part in oak, and in part in stainless steel. The bouquet shows good intensity with bright layers of spice, dark fruit and prune."
6. La Vieille Ferme, Côtes du Ventoux Rouge 2017
90 points Wine & Spirits
"The Perrin family of Château Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape make this wine at their estate in Ventoux, blending equal parts cinsault and grenache with 20 percent syrah. The 2017, from the driest vintage they’ve experienced in 30 years, is firm and crisp, with tangy berry flavors playing over a stony savor that holds the wine long and clean."