Category Archives: Dao

Quinta da Cabriz Dão Reserva – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Touriga Nacional Alfrocheiro Tinta Roriz Well balanced, scented and appreciable; kind touches of wild blackberry, raspberry, hint of chile Guajillo, and piñon. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Cabriz Dão Encruzado – 9.0 – James Melendez

A very uncommon varietal: Encruzado; notes of pitted fruit—white Nectarine, sweet spices, black pepper and scent of flower garden, and Fall garden. *** The most diverse wine review from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Casa Antiga Dao – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Barroca.   An amalgam of bramble berries, cinnamon, smoked herbs, almond and scent of autumnal herb garden and split hard wood. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** The most … Continue reading

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Cabriz Reserva Dão – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro; blackberry-black plum, Malabar pepper, Asian simmering spices and richly scented with pine forest, moist ground in fall, and freshly sanded cedar. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** The most diverse wine review … Continue reading

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Grilos Vinho Tinto Red Blend Dao – 2006 – 8.6 – James Melendez

This wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonês (Tempranillo in Spain) and Alfrocheiro.  This is a bright wine from the Dao region.  13% alcohol and very inky and dark.  The initial taste is spice finishing with Boysenberry.  This wine … Continue reading

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