Had no idea that I have been drinking such a sweet wine until I read these reviews. This is one of my favorite, all purpose, red wines. It plays well with a variety of foods and is a good wine on its own as well. I do not consider this a sweet wine, nor has anyone else that has tried it. I typically stay away from sweet wines - and would certainly not consider this even remotely similar to port. Perhaps there was a significant change between vintages? Otherwise I truly can't understand how this could be categorized as sweet. If you are a fan of blends (as I am) give it a try.