Berco do Infante Reserva, 2007
A great advantage we Americans have, being a part of the world market, is the availability of many great wines from regions across the globe. Portugal represents a region offering abundant selections of quality wines at affordable prices. This Berco do Infante is a red table wine made from the Castelao and Aragonez grapes, both indigenous to the Estremadura region of western Portugal. This wine has a dark purple color and is nearly opaque. There are fresh aromas of black cherry, prune and smoke and spice. This is a medium bodied wine with a palate of ripe black fruit, espresso, deep minerality, gentle acidity and fine grained tannins. The finish is smooth and harmonious. This wine will pair well with any summer barbecue and can be found in the Seattle area for about $9. This wine is an excellent value from the coast of Portugal.