Made from Tourigas Nacional and Francesa, and some Tinto Roriz (Tempranillo), this is a crisp, almost lean, red that was aged in small oak barrels, about half of which were new and from Portugal. Green tea, vanilla and dark fruit blanket the nose. Through the palate it is tight as a drum, indicating that a few years may help this out. American wine consultant Jerry Luper oversaw the making of this wine.
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Sarah E. Daniels
Daniels is the former Dining Editor at Hudson Valley magazine who has also written and edited for web-based publications such as Food52 and The Kitchn, and has assisted in food styling and recipe testing for an assortment of cookbooks. Prior to her career in culinary-related media, Daniels spent years as a pastry chef at venues throughout upstate New York and completed the Longhouse Food Scholars program. She has a soft spot for quiche and hiking trails with footbridges, and would be hard-pressed to turn down a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.