This is 100% Touriga Nacional. Raised in large barrels for 11 months. Garnet in color with some magenta swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, violets and slight spice. Full bodied. Light tannins. Creamy texture. On the palate, black cherries, slight cough drop note and anise. Nice finish in which the tannins come out more, Some warmth, This is great on its own but would be nice with roasted duck or chicken. Drink over the next ten to twelve years. Great value.
This is 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Aragonez grapes. Salmon pink in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight but opens to show orange zest and slight cherries. Nice slightly oily but creamy texture. On the palate, quince, cherries and slight herbal note. Enough acidity to put it all together. Nice finish. Very refreshing. Very nice on its own, this would also work with a Margharita pizza. Drink over the next few years.
This is 100% Touriga Nacional and only made in the best vintages. Deep garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, spice and walnuts. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of black raspberry fruit with underlying spice. Thick tannins. Long finish. Great acidity. Still young, this could use a few more years of cellaring. Drink over the next ten to twelve. Great on itss own, this will work well with lamp chops.
Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is sweaty with black raspberries and char. Light tannins. Medium bodied. On the palate, nice black cherry fruit with underlying char. Good acidity. Nice finish. Drinking well now and seems to be mature. Drink over the next five years. Better with food, this would work well with roasted chicken.
2020 Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada Rosé, Portugal, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Wine Review
This is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, and Aragonez. Very pale pink/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has lots of cranberries with nice minerality. With air, the nose expanded to have some strawberries and slight earthiness. Good acidity. Light bodied. On the palate, raspberries and cranberries. Tart. Turning more to strawberries with a slightly oily texture on the finish. 12.5%ABV but some warmth. This will work better with lighter foods or seafoods but would work with a pizza too. Drink over the next year.
And, yet another great value in red table wine from the Douro in Portugal. This is a field blend using vines over one hundred years old. Deep garnet/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has plums, boysenberries, slight chocolate and char. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this has boysenberry fruit with some underlying smoke/char. Good balance. This drinks great on its own and will work well with all but the lightest foods. Drink over the next seven to ten years.
Another great valley in table wine reds from Portugal. A go to category for exceptional values. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with plums, blueberries and slight black raspberry along with a bit of spice and char. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, the blueberries come thru along with some black cherries and underlying char and spice. Good finish. This could use a bit more cellaring or air, but should drink well for ten to fifteen more years. It drinks well on its own and will work with grilled foods.
From the producers of Sine Qua Non, this is the 7th edition of this wine. The label says 15.8% but there is no hint of heat. This vintage is a blend of 45% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 15% Petite Sirah, 5% Mourvèdre, 4.5% Touriga Nacional and 1.5% Roussanne. Inky purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, red licorice, black pepper, baking spices with a bit of leather/earth. On the palate, this is rich. Almost seamless. It took quite a while to really open up suggesting that this wine still needs about five years depending on your tastes. Delicious with flavors of black raspberries an
This is labeled as Red Wine, but it is a Port styled dessert wine from Sonoma. A blend of 25% Tinto Cao, 25% Tinta Madeira, 25% Touriga Nacional, and 25% Sousão: it checks in at 18.3% abv. Deep ruby in color. The nose has a lot of alcohol along with some raisins and slight chocolate. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Viscous. Some cherry fruit. A good bit of heat on the finish. A very interesting take but a little goes a long way. It is a members only wine.
This house makes some great wines that are quite expensive. This is there base value wine that retails for around $15. It is a very nice wine for the money as well. Purple/ruby in color though a bit flat. The nose has cranberries and boysenberries. On the palate, the fruit shifts more toward black cherries. Slight tannins. Good finish. Drink over the next five years. Will work with medium and heavier foods.