Encountered this at several churches where they use it for communion; have found it also works well for either dessert or "nipping" in the evenings.
AFTER ALL IT IS A 5.99 DOLLAR WINE
THIS PORT IS FRUITY WITH A KICK SO I SEE WHY SOME MIGHT GIVE IT A POOR REVIEW. FOR THOSE I WOULD RECOMEND YOU NOT DRINK THIS WINE WITH OUT LETTING IT BREATH FIRST. THAT WILL GET RID OF THAT "HARSH" FIRST TASTE AND ALLOW YOU TO ENJOY THE FRUITY QUALITY OF THIS CHEAPER PORT WINE.
It is what it is
Well, we are not all lucky enough to have stolen our way into the White House and have an unlimited (at taxpayer expense) wine budget. This Taylor Port is an inexpensive port type wine for those of us who are suffering through the current man-made depression. If I could afford it I would prefer a Late Bottled Vintage port, but not while unemployed. Maybe after 2012 America can return to the road to prosperity and get off this road to misery.
Wanting to try Port, I picked this one. I am no expert on Port, but I found it to be very good. If you are shy to try something new, this might be a good starting point. I like it, but that's just my opinion.
My first Port-type wine
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this. On my first opening, I found it to have a sickly sweetness with a medicinal quality to it. After a while it wasn't as strong, but still noticeable. However, mixing the port with various other beverages proved to be palatable. Over all I was not thrilled with it, and I will be trying a different brand for my next bottle.
America ignores Europe's rules about labeling of port -- thus we get a "port" made in New York instead of Portugal. The result is a crime upon the tastebuds, both saccharine and sour, with all of the richness of Kool-aid. If you've never had true port, this might be drinkable, but if you have, the difference is night and day. MIGHT be usable for cooking, but it lacks the luxurious richness of a true port.
If you hunt around, you can find TRUE port for a similar price -- buy that instead.
Like Vodka and Boone Farm
just plain terrible.
After the second sip, I dumped the bottle. Too strong in alcohol content, I don't recommend for a first time wine.
I took a second (final) sip, only because I could not believe the first.
After California, New York is the second-largest producer of wine in the U.S. It's home to 4 wine growing regions and 8 different appellations. Each of New York's wine regions has a distinct climate and is known for a particular style of New York wine.
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