2016 Tejo Tinto "Samora" (Lezírias, Companhia das)
Companhia das Lezírias, Tejo Tinto "Samora", Tejo, Portugal 201640% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Alicante Bouschet DARK, RICH, SPICY, FULL-FLAVORED, CRUSHED BERRY From the southern end of Portugal in the newly renamed region of Tejo we have this full flavored, rich red called "Samora" from the Samora Correia area. The estate has just 120 hectares under vine and the grape vines are 20+ years old. All this for so little money- this has got to be one of the best red wine values around. Just three months of barrel aging rounds out the tannins, and gives us a dark, rich red with capable crushed berries just begging to be shared with something from the grill. A Wine Authorities Exclusive! Serving Suggestion: Burgers off the grill, pork sausages with lots of spice, or meaty textured portabella mushrooms tossed with sun-dried tomato pasta.