2005 Conde De Vimioso Red Blend, Portugal

The 2005 Conde De Vimioso Red Blend is another good table wine from Portugal. This wine was made from a blend of grapes that you might not recognize—Touriga Nacional, Aragonêz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira. By blending they obtain similar results to that of the great Rhone blends and to a lesser degree but still the blending of separate elements to obtain a specific profile like they do in Bordeaux. In no way shape or form am I comparing this wine to French wines and often in Portugal the blend is not chosen from different blocks of one varietal but from intermingled vines otherwise referred to as a field blend. Fruity and floral on the nose and a full body that requires a little air before consumption this Conde De Vimioso Red Blend is a good food wine that will pair well with grilled and braised meats, aged salty cheeses and chocolate dessert.

Rating: Good (86) | $12 | 13.5% ABV