Full Review

Cais Da Ribeira

Cais Da Ribeira
2018 Reserva, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Cais Da Ribeira
2018 Reserva, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Fruity aromas of ripe blackberry, pickled mulberry, orange zest, cinnamon stick, coconut, and bay with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-to-long vanilla latte, ganache, toasted nuts, and pastry finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich, fruity, oaky Red to sip all on its own or pair with shared plates and great company.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberry, pickled mulberry, orange zest, cinnamon stick, coconut, and bay
Taste Flavor: vanilla latte, ganache, toasted nuts, and pastry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, fruity, oaky Red to sip all on its own or pair with shared plates and great company.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.