Dow's 2007 Vintage Port Receives Rare 100-Point Score

Wine Spectator Awards Perfect Score to World-Renowned Port Producer

Apr 23, 2010, 06:00 ET from Dow's

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow's 2007 Vintage Port, from the Oporto, Portugal based producer, has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Wine Spectator magazine in the May 31 issue.  Only 70 wines have ever been awarded a perfect score by the magazine, who called this Port "The greatest Dow ever made."  


Rupert Symington, Joint Managing Director, comments, "We are very proud of this achievement; it is a direct consequence of years of work in our family's vineyards at Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, as well as in our wineries and cellars."  Symington went on to say, "Dow's 2007 Vintage Port has power, complexity and balance creating a truly brilliant Port that will only improve over the decades."

A Vintage Port is declared only about three times per decade, when harvest conditions are exceptional.  Of all Port wines produced less than two percent is bottled as Vintage Port.

Dow's Port is imported by Premium Port Wines, Inc. in San Francisco, California and is available in restaurants and at retail throughout the United States.  Only 1,200 cases of Dow's 2007 Vintage Port were imported into the US. The wine has a suggested retail price of $100.

Dow's Port, Symington Family Estates

One of the first companies to establish its own vineyards, Dow's has been producing top Ports since 1798, and today six members of the fourth generation of the Symington family own and manage this historic house. Dow's is sold in over 50 countries and is renowned for its portfolio of Ports: Late Bottled Vintage, Trademark Reserve, as well as its Vintage Ports and its range of Aged Tawny Ports. Since 2004 Dow's has also produced a Douro DOC table wine, Vale do Bomfim. For more information, visit, and