Portugal may be famous for its port, but the country exports plenty of delicious wines as well.
Casa Santos Lima is a major producer and exporter in the Lisbon wine region — the country’s largest by volume. The name comes from the 10 “confidential” grape varieties which creates a harmonious blend of red fruit and berry flavors. The wine is aged in oak barrels, creating dry tannins that provide plenty of structure. This is a wine that will continue to evolve for a few years.
Sherry: “Spicy clove, plum and cherry with a touch of strawberry and red licorice.” (3.5 stars out of 5)
Chris: “A bouquet of dust and tar with flavors of cherry, blackberry and tobacco with long tannins.” (3.75 stars out of 5)
Available for $10 to $13.
Coming next week: 13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc