Wine deal: Casa das Mouras Douro Reserva Tinto

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2012 - 3:46 PM

OK, granted, $19 for a bottle of wine from a lesser-known country might seem like a lot. But the Casa das Mouras Douro Reserva Tinto drinks WAY above its price point. There's some leather and earth at the outset, big red fruit in the middle and a surprisingly (and surpassingly) elegant finish. Like most Portuguese reds, it's a blend, in this case of touriga nacional, touriga franca and tinta roriz. Try it with herb-laden fowl, slabs o' beef (grilled, roasted or braised) or hearty soups such as French onion. Available at Lunds/Byerly's, Sunfish Cellars, Vinifera, On the Rocks, the Wine Market, Thomas and Oaks Wine & Spirits.

 

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