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Niepoort Redoma Douro Tinto 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Redoma, Niepoort's field blend from old vines, is one of my favorite Douro blends, but it seems to fall a bit short in this...
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Reserva Old Vines, a field blend from vines averaging around 70 years, was aged in an 85/15 mixture of French and American oak...
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Superior 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - This wine has fine tannins, rich black fruits and a dry core. It is produced by the Roquette family, who owns this spectacular estate...
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Quinta Do Passadouro Tinto Reserva Passadouro 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Raspberry and strawberry notes are dusted with mocha hints in this full-bodied red, which delivers chewy tannins and accents of mineral...
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Quinta Do Vesuvio Pombal Do Vesuvio Red Doc 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Pombal do Vesúvio (Quinta do Vesúvio) is a 60/35 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with a dollop of Tinta...
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Wine & Soul Vinho Tinto Pintas Character 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A combination of underbrush, red plum and blackberry notes are marked by a smoky undertone in this crisp, full-bodied red. Savory spice,...

2014 Douro Portugal Red Blend

The undisputed jewel in Portugal's crown is the beautiful wine region of Douro, located along the banks of the river from where it gets its name. The region itself is renowned around the world for its range of wonderfully aromatic fortified wines, as well as a wide variety of still red and white wines made from native grape varietals. Wineries in the Douro region utilize a huge amount of different local grapes for their characterful wines, but generally the most popular are made from Tinta Roriz, a rich and flavorful red wine grape related to Spain's flagship Tempranillo. However, there are plenty of different red and white grape varietals used in the region, all benefiting from the excellent hot weather and mineral rich terroir which characterizes the Douro valleys.

Benefiting from both the hot, dry Iberian climate as well as brisk Atlantic winds, Portugal is a perfectly situated country for vineyard cultivation and wine production. With a wine making history which stretches back thousands of years, it comes as little surprise that wine plays an important role in the cultural identity and practices of the country. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Greeks and the Romans all had a hand in forming Portugal as an important center for wine production, and over the millennia, this resulted in each region of this beautiful part of Europe producing its own distinctive wines easily identifiable and separate from neighboring Spain's. Today, the varied terroir and climate across Portugal allows a great range of wines to be made each year, from the fresh and dry Vinho Verde wines to the famous and widely drunk fortified Port wines, and many in between.