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Quinta da Cabriz
Quinta da Cabriz
Colheita Seleccionada

Style Heavy red Old World Country Portugal Price $11
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz
Website www.daosul.com

Overview The Dão region of Portugal is often said to be that country’s Burgundy. The wines are made mostly by small farmers rather than huge conglomerates, and the style is usually restrained, elegant, and distinctly food-friendly…right up our alley. Even more than last year’s (also excellent) offering, this year’s vintage lives up to the region’s reputation. Our blind tasters loved its earthiness and barnyard aromas, and they quickly started craving a good steak to accompany the wine.

Nose There’s rich fruit and earth here. One taster said simply said it smells expensive.

Mouth More fruit, along with barnyard flavors and enough acidity to help it pair well with food. We wouldn’t necessarily drink it solo, but with dinner it should be superb.
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