2017 Douro ''Andreza'' Tinto Reserva (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto Reserva "Andreza", Douro, Portugal 201740% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinto Roriz FIRM PLUM & DRIED MISSION FIG, WISPS OF CEDAR & VANILLA Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are still very much in play, but the stern structure and dusty earthen tones which often populate these wines have been resculpted into something a bit more creamy and cosmopolitan. A delicious twist! Serving Suggestion: Red-wine marinated roast pork loin w/ garlic, shallots, & white beans. Tender Moroccan stewed goat w/eggplant puree & lemony boiled potato salad.