Friday, October 14, 2011
Altano Douro: A Delicious Red Wine from Portugal
Tonight, Patrick and I opened it up and we had it with some pizza (Fennel sausage and Portabella mushrooms). It was very delicious -- Just what I needed after my draining, energy-sucking, and mentally exhausting two days I had at my deposition in Sacramento. This wine is medium bodied, smooth on the palate, dark ruby colored in the glass, and has a very inviting aroma. I actually want to go back to Cost Plus and pick up a few more bottles. It's a wonderful and inexpensive red wine to keep on hand for those "end of the week" dinners, mid-week dinners, and casual get-together/catching up with friends.
The New York Times did a story on the Douro a couple of years ago. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/dining/reviews/14wine.html
Until next time . . . Cheers! ZinAdel