This Quinta Da Alorna Vinho Tinto 2005 from Portugal was one of my Christmas gifts from Tom. (I received a nice collection of a variety of wines.) It is a Wednesday night and we have had a demanding work week so far. So this wine is a real treat tonight. Tom chose it because I am cooking chicken (in the skillet) with potatoes.
The wine is delicious. It is fruity and full bodied with very gentle tannins. This wine is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Castelao, Syrah, and Alicante Bouschet. The nose is berries and spice. On the palate is black cherry and ripe raspberries . The finish lingers and is very satisfying. This is an exceptional mid-week quaff and will pair well with our chicken.