2007 Casa Ferreirinha "Esteva" Douro

SKU #1050956

This wonderful red shows resin-like and floral aromas, as well as a buttery complexity, resulting from the blending of various Douro grape varieties enhanced by its evolution in the bottle. On the palate it is a well-balanced wine that combines the softness of Tinta Barroca and the body and elegance of Touriga Franca. It is a very agreeable and easy to drink wine, ideal when young but also benefiting from ageing. Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca. 89 points Wine Spectator: "There's firm structure behind the well-balanced red berry and white plum flavors, which feature notes of raspberry and spice. Shows dark chocolate flavors on the finish, with hints of graphite. Drink now through 2013. 500 cases imported." (12/09)

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 By: rachel  |  Review Date: 1/19/2010 
Day one: Some off putting chemical(?) flavors and some interesting funkyness with muted fruit followed by dry finish. Solid but lacking in deliciousness. 87 pts Improved signifigantly on day 2! Rounded out and integrated becoming more candied raspberry on finish. Weird flavors and funkyness are gone. 89pts

 By: Neil Maiers-Wine Expedition |  Review Date: 12/24/2009 
...a lot going on here for $11.99!!! Candied raspberries and fresh flowers on the nose, with solid red raspberries on the palate and a backbone of spices and chocolate. A slow, easy finish. More complex than the price would suggest. We featured this wine in a 'tasting notes' webisode at www.WineExpedition.com. Check it out.

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Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.