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Hello David,

I recently cleaned out my grandmothers cellar and she had this bottle of Amandio Ruby Port wine.
It is sealed and full but there is no indication of the age of the wine anywhere on the bottle.
I am far from a wine expert and was looking for any info I can get.
I found nothing online that helps.  The info on the bottle is imported by Sonoma vineyards winery - Patterson, Nj...import permit 4-1-17...

Thanks so much in advance!

Hi Bill,

This isn't from a major producer so I'm afraid there's not much I can tell you about them, but Ruby Ports are the basic standard offered by all of them, big or little, old or new.

They are blends produced from wines that have aged in wood for three years and assembled to give a consistent house style. They are at there best within a few years of release, when they retain a good balance of fruit tannin and spirit but decline as the fruit tends to fade and the spirit become dominant so I'm afraid your grandma's bottle will probably be some way into decline.

I'm also concerned that the level appears to be reduced ('Ullaged' in winespeak) indicating that the cork may have dried-out and allowed some evaporation, possibly because the bottle wasn't kept lying down.

It would be impossible to sell this bottle lawfully in the USA so it has no value.




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