Van’s Wine of the Month

2004 Quinta de Ventozelo Douro. After Portugal joined the European Union in 1986, money flowed across the border and instead of

selling their grapes to the Port houses, wine makers focused on making fine still wines. The results are good clean wines, just like this one. It’s a very soft, gentle wine. Earthy aromas, deep ruby color. Warm on the palate. Caramel flavors, herbaceous, with hints of mint. Dark cherry, raspberry fruits. Good acidity and slight tannins. Aged six months in American oak.   

2004 Quinta de Ventozelo Douro $13 at Total Wine 

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