Here's a screaming value in the red blend segment, hailing from an obscure region in southern Portugal. This bottling, from an undisclosed blend of red grapes, is all about soft creamy texture and ripe generous fruit. We liken it to a yummy Shiraz freshened with a dash of Barbera d'Alba.
It positively gushes with ripe boysenberry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, gingersnap and rosemary. The aromas are like a spicy blackberry cobbler leaping from the glass. The tannins are light and lively, and this lush red blend finishes nice and clean.