Saturday, March 22, 2008

Review and Rating: ***+ $ Quinta de Cabriz, 2005, Dao, Portugal

Review: This is a "practically-free" offering from the not-widely-known Dao region of portugal. In the glass, the Quinta de Cabriz for 2005 is medium deep red. Aromas are woody bramble, with hints of violets. The palate shows a round middle of fruits like blackberry and blueberry. There is a full, lengthy, fruit-tinged finish. Three stars with a plus. It is just shy of four stars because of lighter levels of extraction. But what a screaming value!


  1. A great value wine! I said, "Wow' on the first sip. Went very well with Spicy Chicken Fajitas and Tomatillo Chipotle salsa. Funny, I passed on this wine so many times at the wine shop.

  2. You said it! One "$" for "***+" stars is awesome value.