A rich, well-crafted wine with delicious ripe berry fruits and aromas of ripe peach, plum and apricot. A harmonious and exciting wine with refreshing acidity, a full red colour and smoky mineral and balsamic elements. Good, long and rich with the added dimension of ripe fruit. Ideal as a partner to goat cheese, meat dishes, spicy stews.
15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnatxa, 25%Merlot, 20% Syrah, and 10% Tempranillo.
"The 2007 Portal Red is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Tempranillo, and Syrah aged for six months in French, American, and Hungarian oak. Dark ruby-colored, the nose exhibits earth notes, cedar, tobacco, cassis, cherry, and blackberry. Ripe and sweet on the palate, licorice, dried herbs and mineral notes make an appearance leading to a lengthy, pure, fruit-filled finish. Drink this tasty effort over the next four years.
The Wine Advocate