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    Quinta do Vallado Douro Tinto 2009
    Other Red Blends - Portugal

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 115689

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Quinta do Vallado Douro Red is dark red, with crimson highlights and an intense, mature red fruit nose, with hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese herb). The palate shows great structure and a full- bodied elegance, with mature, round tannins, leading to a long, persistent finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Essence of blackberry and raspberry, with interesting accents of sage and tarragon. Offers understated power, with a fresh acidity that keeps it all lively. Finishes with mineral and black olive.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    gwendolyn (7/26/2012)
    Not a wine for those who love big jammy fruit and super smooth tannins. Though there is great fruit here, it's more of the wild berry, brambly version of that, almost like dried fruit flavors. Excellent herbal notes in the background and a bit of floral, like violets there too. I love this because in no way does it try to be something it's not. True sense of place. Bit of fruit, bit of earth, bit of spice... great finish and all around balance. Great value, too!
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    elf (7/26/2012)
    A very good solid and tasty red. I would say it's between medium to full bodied. It brings to mind juicy raisins ... really pleasurable to sip. It's also just a nice alternative to Napa Cabernet in the same price range.
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    Alma Leon Reveles (7/26/2012)
    Best kept secret of the wine world? Portugal! Undervalued and overshadowed by it's more famous neighbors, Portuguese wines are always struggling to earn some respect (picture Rodney Dangerfield looking bug-eyed and incredulous). Well, I love you Portugal and this wine is the perfect example of why. 2009 Tinto is lively, juicy, savory and chalk full of sexy tannins. It's a complete wine and completely integrated, so don't be afraid to drink this now. This is a winemaker to watch. Vallado is always at the top of the rating charts, no matter what the vintage.
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    Vegas Dave (3/20/2012)
    A very nice well rounded red blend from Portugal. Will buy more.

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