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2013 Quinta de la Rosa Portugal Red "Red Wine"

Winery: Quinta de la Rosa

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz & 30% Touriga Franca

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $20

Cases produced: 4,750

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 15, 2016

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored red blend from Portugal is very good. It opens with a black currant and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and old oak blend with nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of black olive and black cherry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins linger and last for quite a while. This wine would pair nicely with a well marbled NY strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark cherry flavors on the nose with La Rosa's hallmark of herbaceous, spicy undertones on the palate. The wine has a pleasing freshness and bright acidity.

Organic status: not organic

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