Friday, May 30, 2008

2004 Barreto Cellars Vinho Tinto

Here's a not very common wine both in grape varieties ("Vinho Tinto" - this is a blend of 41% Tempranillo, 41% Touriga, 16% Tannat and 2% Souzao - originally I was thinking Vinho Tinto was a variety itself.. shows you what I know!) and the winery (Barreto Cellars), which is a shame because they did some good things with these grapes.

Earthy, cigarette smoke, oak/wood chip, roses and concord grape juice in the aromas. On the palate, this wine had a very lush, even slippery texture with round, juicy tannins. Very nice flavors of plum, dark fruits, soy sauce, chocolate, meat juice, leather and hints of coffee with a long aftertaste.

This wine is drinking very well right now. It was $17.99 from WineQ and well worth it. Two thumbs up! Supple and smooooth.

Here's the matching YouTube music video that I think goes nicely with the wine. If you don't see the video below, please click here.

Here's the link to the CD at War - All Day Music

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