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Paula Bernardino

Paula Bernardino

4 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 91/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a smooth red from the Dão wine region in Portugal. An interesting blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz and 25% of indigenous varietal Jaen. Aromas and flavours of dark cherries. Paired well with grilled calamari and grilled Italian sausage. Fun and creative label. 12.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 13746485) at the beautiful price of $11.85.

Churchill's Estates 2017

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
11 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 87/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a lovely smooth red wine from the Portuguese wine region of Douro, made up of an interesting blend of three typical varietals: 40% Touriga Nacional 40 %, 30% Tinta Roriz and 30 % Touriga Franca. Purple colour. Nice flavours and aromas of dark berries and licorice. Paired well with vegetarian samosas. Intriguing creative label. 13.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 12362931) at $18.10.

Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha 2016

Dão D.O.C., Portugal
18 days ago

Paula reviewed this wine:

This was my weekend wine pick: a lovely smooth red wine from the Portuguese wine region of Dão, made up of an interesting blend of two typical varietals, including an indigenous one: 50% Jaen and 50% Tinta Roriz. Intense red colour. Nice flavours and aromas of cherries. Paired well with beef stew. Classy label. 13.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 11895321) at $18.25.

Castelo Rodrigo Branco 2019

Beira Interior, Portugal
25 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 88/100

This was my weekend wine pick: an organic white wine from Portugal with an interesting blend of 50% Siria B, 20% Fonte Cal B, 20% Rabigato and 10 % Malvasia fina. Nice yellow gold colour. Fresh and fruity with aromas and flavours of apple and pineapple. Paired well with grilled shrimp salad. Creative original label. 13% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 14431223) at the $14.60.

Conde Valdemar Rosé 2019

Rioja D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain
32 days ago

Paula reviewed this wine:

This was my weekend wine pick: an original rosé from the Spanish Rioja wine region made up of three varietals: Grenache as the main one with Viura and Manzuela also included. Nice pink colour. Fresh and fruity with aromas and flavours of red berries. Paired well with a chickpeas salad. Nice classy label. 13.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 12217821) at the $14.40.

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