Vale do Bomfim - $13.00
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From grapes usually reserved for Port, Portugal is fully capable of creating decent, affordable red wines. This one shows some sour cherry and dried plum on the nose. The flavor is rich and spicy and a little gamey but it finishes clean. Big enough to stand up to BBQ or burgers.
From Douro Valley vineyards of the Symington family in northern Portugal, which have traditionally supplied the famed Porto House of Dow. Vale do Bomfim represents a new style of table wine from the Upper Douro valley, where the region's wealth of grape varieties, mature vineyards and modern winemaking have been successfully combined. Produce of 50% Tinta Barroca, 10% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz and 10% of mixed varieties, hand-selected and vinified at the Quinta do Sol winery, a modern winemaking facilities in Portugal.