Definition - What does Port like mean?
The phrase "Port like" is used to describe a wine that is similar to Port in its body and flavor. It is mainly an adjective used for red wines. Such wines are thick on the palate and rich in flavors and mature fruit aromas. For some wines it can be a positive attribute, for others it may be negative.
WineFrog explains Port like
Port is a fortified wine which is known for its bold aromas and flavors of rich, mature fruit. It may also be slightly sweet or have a sweet perception due to its high fruit characteristics.
Some full-bodied red wines with higher alcohol content and mature fruit notes, from the New World, particularly from southern California and parts of Australia, can be similar to Port, and thus may be called "Port-like."