Category Archives: Portugal

RECOMMENDED: Giesta, 2009 Red Blend (Tinta Roriz [Tempranillo] 45%, Touriga Nacional 32%, Jaen 23%), Dão, Portugal. 13% ABV. $12.99 from, $100.08/case of 12 from

Wine clubs aren’t a bad way to try new wines if you’re in an out-of-the-mainstream location (as we are in Ocala, FL) where tastings don’t happen often, especially if you have a friend who will share the cost with you, … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Crasto, 2009 Red Blend (35% Tinta Roriz [a.k.a. Tempranillo], 25% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional), Duoro, Portugal. 14.5% ABV. Around $13.

Made from Port grapes (yes, Tempranillo is a Port grape), this is a very interesting red wine. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, this is a good choice. COLOR: Dark magenta-violet, with pink edges and clarity. NOSE: … Continue reading

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