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Sam Platt

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WTN: Ramos Pinto Ruby Porto

by Sam Platt » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:28 pm

Ramos Pinto Ruby Porto

My first experience with ruby port, and very much an impulse buy. It caught my eye on the close-out counter as I was about to check out at the local wine mart. At $12 I figured I couldn't go wrong.

Color: Dark purple. Nearly opaque.

Nose: Rubbing alcohol, and nothing but.

Taste: Dilute cough medicine with a hint of chocolate syrup mixed in. With time in the glass the chocolate intensified a bit, but the wine basically just laid there.

I've had several VP's and tawnies all of which would put this ruby port to shame (at a much higher price of course). Depth, character, and robustness just weren't there at all. I'm glad I didn't pay more the $12.
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Re: WTN: Ramos Pinto Ruby Porto

by Peter May » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:54 am

Love the name.

Now if they'd only bottle in a pint sized container you could buy a Pinta Pinto Porto :)
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Re: WTN: Ramos Pinto Ruby Porto

by Howie Hart » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:21 am

Peter May wrote:Love the name.

Now if they'd only bottle in a pint sized container you could buy a Pinta Pinto Porto :)

And if you had 9 bottles and drank them in Columbus you would have Nina Pinta Pinto Porto Santa Maria. :roll:
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Re: WTN: Ramos Pinto Ruby Porto

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:57 am

With some cooler weather up here, my mind is starting to think Port!!! Noval, Warres, Churchill LBV`s ready to go.

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