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2014 Quinta de la Rosa Portugal Red "DouRosa Red Wine"

Winery: Quinta de la Rosa

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "DouRosa Red Wine"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 35% Touriga National, 35% Touriga Franca & 30% Tinta Roriz

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $15

Cases produced: 2,915

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: December 8, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored red blend from Portugal opens with a black currant and old oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very approachable. The flavor is a tasty black plum and minerality blend with notes old oak. I also detected hints of root beer and black cherry. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine would pair well with Carolina sweet pulled pork. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark black cherry on the nose with a light touch of spice. On the palate, the wine shows an attractive ripeness initially, with a good freshness and liveliness on the finish. Soft tannins are evident which give this Douro wine a balanced structure and gracefulness. douRosa red is an easy drinking wine to be drunk now or within the next five years. It is a versatile wine that can be drunk slightly chilled and accompanied with lighter style food such as chicken or pork and fish.

Organic status: not organic

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