RKS Wine: Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2019 from the Dão in Portugal

The Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2019 breezes in at $14.95 a welcome price point in these inflationary times. I contemplate with some trepidation what it might cost next year.

Enjoy this wine with a Tomahawk Steak; Photo Robert K. Stephen

It is a blend of 40% Alfrocheiro Preto, 40% Tinta Roriz and 20% Touriga Nacional and was aged in French oak for 6 months.

On the nose some bright raspberry shimmers upwards leaving behind a solid base of blackberry and black cherry. On the palate an easy drinking wine with some gentle tannins creating a bit of a dusty wine. It is a solid wine with a firmness that best suits food. I recall my last media trip to the Dão enjoying this wine in Viseu accompanied by a few slices of grilled tomahawk steak. Sublime.

Drink now or hold until the end of 2023.

(Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2019, DOC Dão, Global Wines, Carregal do Sal, Portugal, $14.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 247973, 750 mL, 13%, RKS Wine Rating 88/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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