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Quinta do Crasto Douro Red 2013


Recommendation: This is a wine with lots of Character that’s an OUTSTANDING value.

Winery/Producer: Quinta do Crasto; Sabrosa, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend: 35% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tina Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and 10% Tina Barroca.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Douro Valley, Portugal.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Store; Winston-Salem. North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken; baked potato; kale/romaine salad with artisan oil and vinegar dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Opaque, very dark garnet color with a purple rim. Light fruit aromas. Rich, concentrated spicy ripe fruit taste that continues through the smooth, long finish. WOW, Good grip in the tannins, lots of delicious acidity and a silky fruit and mineral finish. GREAT Douro and at only $14.40 it’s a Quality wine at a Bargain price. This is a wine with lots of Character that’s an OUTSTANDING value.

    She said: From the first earthy sniff I knew this wine had great potential and I was not disappointed. With a mouth-filling taste, full body and dryness it was a delight to the palate. Agreeable tannins added to the experience and lasted well into the medium-long finish. Definitely a delicious wine, and at this price and I recommend it as a bargain. It is full of flavor, body and tannins that make my heart sing and I loved every sip.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 6 11482 97019 6

Imported by: Broadbent Selections; Richmond, Virginia.