P-4 Portuguese Red Wine
We have another fantastic Locations wine for you, from our friend, Dave (of Prisoner and Orin Swift fame) Phinney.
Dave takes us on his continuing wine odyssey with his rich, bold and delicious Locations P-4 Portugese Red Wine. This wine was the unexpected favorite of our recent tasting panel. It generated so much conversation that we simply never got around to the other wines that were slated for tasting on that day.
We sipped. We sniffed. We savored. We were all quite moved by just how rich and multi-dimensional this inexpensive wine was.
Oh, the nose on this wine! Aromas of cedar, blackberry jam, plum preserve, sweet spice, blueberry, coffee bean, baker’s chocolate and dusty bramble leap out of the glass.
The palate wows, with flavors you might not be accustomed to in a domestic wine. Stewed mixed black fruit is infused with grilled meats, spice, savory herbs, black licorice, game bird, flint mineral and dark spice.
We encourage you to stock up on this truly wonderful and very highly recommended wine.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - “Dave Phinney is one of the more creative young minds in all of the world’s winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.
As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with the Wine Advocate.”
Dark burgundy hues, with a darker core and a shimmery surface settles quickly after swirling.
Cedar, blackberry jam, plum preserve, sweet spice, blueberry, coffee bean, baker’s chocolate and dusty bramble leap out of the glass.
Stewed mixed black fruit is infused with grilled meats, spice, savory herbs, black licorice, game bird, flint mineral and dark spice.
The finish is as intriguing as the initial rush of flavors. Bold stewed fruit lingers for a very long time. As these fade, earthy flavors, spice and and minerals take over. These fade very gradually, eventually culminating in a softly grippy dryness that makes the lips smack - and causes the tongue to yearn for another dark and savory sip.
Moroccan lamb stew, tagine, grilled fowl or a nice thick steak will all do super well with this unique delight of a wine.
What the Winery Says
- Dave Phinney
- Red Wine
- Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Touriga Franca
- 12 months
- French and American oak Barriques