Full Review

Vale de Lobos

Vale de Lobos
2013 Touriga Nacional, Tejo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
2017 Top 2 Best Portuguese Red Wine

Vale de Lobos
2013 Touriga Nacional, Tejo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Minty aromas of menthol, cherry, and dried lavender with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a sleek, nuanced, medium-long stone pine, slate, and forest berries finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A vibrant and mentholated red with firm tannins for delicious meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Spicy & Complex, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: menthol, cherry, and dried lavender
Taste Flavor: stone pine, slate, and forest berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pepper Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and mentholated red with firm tannins for delicious meals.

The Producer

Quinta da Ribeirinha

The Producer
Rua Bispo D. Antonio de Mendonca 17
povo de santarem , 200-531
Portugal
351 -243428200

Their Portfolio

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.