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Opta

Opta
2014 Branco Red Blend, Dao

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.99

Opta
2014 Branco Red Blend, Dao

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13%
Medium burnt sienna color. Clean, fresh, fruity, smoky, rustic aromas and flavors of sour cherry, blueberry handpie, wet cedar, and pink peppercorns with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, breezy finish with notes of vanilla taffy, cedar chips, and pear skin with silky, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Rustic and spicy, perfect for smoked meats on the grill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: sour cherry, blueberry handpie, wet cedar, and pink peppercorns
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla taffy, cedar chips, and pear skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rustic and spicy, perfect for smoked meats on the grill.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
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Portuguese Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While Portugal is best known for its production of Port wines, there are several types of red wine also produced in various regions. The best known of these include the robust reds produced from varieties that are used to produce Port, varieties such Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cao. These wines are produced in the Dour Valley and are ripe with black fruit flavors; the wines generally have slightly low acidity, due to the hot local climate. Drink these wines with rich red meats, game or aged cheeses.