Quinta da Maritavora 2004
Quinta da Maritavora is located in the Douro region of Portugal. This red wine is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Tiuriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. The wine made by winemaker Jorge Borges and aged in French oak barrels for a total of 12 months. The color is red/purple with some nice opacity. The wine exhibits an alluring nose of fresh blackberries, cherries and some toasty oak. In the mouth this is a medium to full bodied wine with a zesty, focused personality. The flavors are those of raspberries, blueberries and cola balanced with ample acidity and fine grained tannins to make this wine quite delicious. The finish shows subtle vanilla and spice and helps to complete the whole package. We really enjoyed this wine for its fresh berry flavors and the rich, zesty mouth feel. We will stock-up on a few more bottles. This wine can be found at Pete's Wine Shop, in Bellevue, for about $16.