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3.7
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4.3

C. da Silva Dalva Ruby Porto

C. da Silva
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Fortified Wine
RegionDouro
Alcohol Level
Country
Portugal
SubregionPorto
Drinking Window
GrapesTinta BarrocaTinta RorizTouriga FrancaTouriga Nacional
Wine Description:
Hailing from the historic and globally renowned Douro Valley in Portugal, C. da Silva's Dalva Ruby Porto offers a genuine taste of the region's time-honored port wine traditions. The Dalva range, under the protective umbrella of C. da Silva, stands out for its authentic expression and dedication to quality. Made primarily from the native Douro grape varieties, this Ruby Porto captures the essence of the valley's unique terroir and the winemaking heritage that has been passed down through generations. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and fruity flavor profile
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Cons:
  • Lacks complexity compared to aged Ports
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User Rating:

3.7
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

C. da Silva Dalva Ruby Porto graces the eyes with its vibrant ruby-red tint, indicative of its youthful exuberance. The olfactory senses are greeted with a fragrant blend of red and black berries, hints of dark cherries, and a touch of spice. As it cascades onto the palate, this port offers a delightful medley of fresh fruit flavors, harmoniously intertwined with nuances of chocolate and a dash of almond. Its body is medium, but the flavors are bold and vivacious, leading to a finish that is both sweet and slightly spicy. Ideal as an after-dinner treat, this Ruby Porto pairs exceptionally well with chocolate desserts, cheeses, and fruit tarts, making it a versatile addition to any festive occasion. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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