Grape Variety: Blend – 80% Jaen, 10% Tina Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro Preto and 5% Other.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Dão, Portugal.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Eggplant lasagna and a garden salad.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, muddy ruby color with a lighter rim. Heavy aromas including wet wood, ripe plum, damp basement, blooming lavender, bay leaves and turmeric. Intense, dry, soft mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 400-grit texture. Filled with tart plum and current flavors, fresh acidity and round-edged tannins that had no perceptible grip. An unusual finish filled with fruit, spice and a zippy sharpness that went on and on. There were lots of flavors, but a much lighter mouthfeel than expected from the dark color and medium body. The jolt in the finish was quite startling and greatly influenced how we felt about the wine. We called it “GOOD” Portuguese red.
See also: Our review of Prunus Private Selection Vinho Branco 2016 that we thought was a fantastic value.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 5 601250 101810
Imported by: Bonhomie Wine Imports; South Orange, New Jersey.