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Portal Criança 2013 Wine Review

Portal Criança 2013

Portal Criança 2013

Terra Alta D.O., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Agent: Barrique Wines & Spirits Imports

Natalie's Score: 85/100

A pleasant party sipper with blackened charred oak and black dried fruit. Pair with rare steak.

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This Portal Criança 2013 was reviewed on February 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

From Terra Alta D.O. in Catalunya, Spain, a 60% Garnacha, 20% Carinera, 10% Syrah, 10% Merlot blend from low-yield vines. Very aromatic with ripe dark berries, vanilla and leather, opening into a delicious palate with concentrated fruit flavours, vanilla, sweet spice and sweet tobacco. Very smooth and sensual, with lingering finish. A great Valentine's wine.
Tasted Feb. 2017
This robust Spanish red wine is a blend of 60% Garnacha (Grenache), 20% Carinena (Carignan), 10% Merlot and 10% Syrah grapes. The 2013 vintage of Portal Tinto was matured for 1 year in mostly French barrels, with some American oak. The vines are planted at 1,168 feet above sea level in northeastern Spain near Priorat in calcareous clay soils. - Community Wine Reviews

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