2015 Quinta dos Murças Minas Red Douro, Portugal

Made with organic grapes, this wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão. The vines that produced the grapes for this wonderful blend are thirty years old giving them enough vitality to still produce vigorous and complex berries while showcasing the depth maturity can bring to the flavor profile.

The blend is well rounded featuring white pepper and violets on the nose and luscious red raspberry, sweet red plum with some slate minerality and spice on the lengthy finish. Macdaddy it up and serve with a Portugal’s favorite cousin to Philly Cheesesteak, the ‘Francesinha.’

Excellent (90) | $25 | 14.0% ABV

2017-08-26T17:35:00+00:00

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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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