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Quinta das Carvalhas Reserva Douro, 2017 750ml
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QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS RESERVA DOURO, 2017

750ml

Wine Enthusiast -Douro, Portugal - "This ripe oak-aged wine is solidly textured. Minerality goes with the black fruits and dry core of tannins to produce a concentrated wine, full of potential. This fine blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz..."

BRAND
Quinta das Carvalhas
COUNTRY / STATE
Portugal
REGION
Douro
WINE TYPE
Red Wine
VARIETAL
Red Blend
STYLE
Elegant
TASTE
Violet, Blackberry
BODY
Medium-bodied
SKU
129990750-1
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QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS RESERVA DOURO, 2017

750ml

$19.99
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$17.99
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WINE ENTHUSIAST
Wine Enthusiast -Douro, Portugal - "This ripe oak-aged wine is solidly textured. Minerality goes with the black fruits and dry core of tannins to produce a concentrated wine, full of potential. This fine blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz..."
COUNTRY / STATE
REGION
WINE TYPE
VARIETAL
STYLE
Elegant
TASTE
Violet, Blackberry
BODY
Medium-bodied
SKU
129990750-1

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