This week we are featuring a big, rich, ripe red from Douro, Portugal. Why not give Douro a try?
• It has looks. With its rows of terraced vines winding along steep, curvaceous hillsides that rise above the sinuous Douro River on the country’s northern tier, it is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. • It has brains. Some of the brightest, most creative minds in the trade make wine in the Douro • It has grapes! And because of the regions rich history, many are from old, established vines.
Wine and Spirits gave it 93 points and a “Best Buy” and our wine staff agrees! This red powerhouse is mighty tasty! Perfect for grilling as the weather gets warmer and coming in under $15…it won’t hurt your feelings or budget!
2011 Prats and Symington, Prazo de Roriz Douro, Portugal
93 Points, Wine and Spirits: “Sometimes less is more. This is the least expensive wine in the Prats & Symington portfolio and, in 2011, it’s the most beautiful. It starts out with spice, a slight undertone of schist that gets brighter with air. Underneath, the wine is lithe, its flavors muscular and powerful without showing any excess alcohol, its dark and supple fruit drawing juice from dusty tannins. Buy it by the case to drink over the next several years.”
Regular Price: $19.99