Roriz

The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as Tempranillo. The name, from "temprana," or "early," refers to its trait of ripening early. Of the top varietals, Tinta Roriz is the most variable in in quality. High in vigor, moderate in productivity and highly resistant to heat and aridity, it grows best on hot, dry south-facing schist slopes, away from water, with shelter from wind. Such siting helps curb the vine’s vigor and also helps it avoid rot, to which it is susceptible. The Tinta Roriz produces thick-skinned, deeply-colored grapes not too high in acidity which yield masculine wines of firm tannic structure, excellent complexity and distinctive resiny fragrance. It constitutes 12.1% of plantings in the Douro Valley, the second most prevalent vine. Alternate Names: Tempranillo; Aragonez; possibly the Valdepeñas of California – Description from WineFueled

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  • Fonseca Ruby NV

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    This Tawny blew me away when i first had it. I was at the local lounge (Tobacco Exchange) when a fellow smoker offered me a glass. I took a sip and went strait to the humidor for an Ashton VSG wizard. Great pairing. The sweetness of the Port with the spice and wood of the cigar was perfect. Read More

    Wine review by JamesSamuel1


  • Azul Portugal Dao DOC 2006

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    Tastes like bat piss. Read More

    Wine review by hobowiretoaster


  • Azul Portugal Dao DOC 2006

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    Tastes like bat piss. Read More

    Wine review by hobowiretoaster


  • Quinta Do Crasto Red Blend Douro 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by mskalnas


  • Sandeman Founders Reserve Port Sandeman Foundrs Reserve NV

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    Wine review by stipsa


  • Fonseca Ruby NV

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    Ruby Port (or late bottle vintage at similar price to the $18 I paid) is generally light, lively, bright, and dare I say happy. This wine is musty and dark (and I don't mean color but just overall feel of it). It's not bad at all. My personal prefernce for everyday port is generally for something more like Graham's Six Grapes or a LBV, but th... Read More

    Wine review by grittyk


  • Forlorn Hope Mil Amores 2006

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    Pepper crusted nose. Palate is surprisingly filled with bright red and black ... ... Tinto Cão and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo).- Tasted at Khourys 6/9/ Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro 2007

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    This is a Very Good wine especially at the price point of $15.50 at Costco. Wine Spectator rated it 93 points for 2007 and I'd say they were spot on. Excellent buy. Read More

    Wine review by SoCalwiner


  • Taylor Fladgate Port 10 Year Tawny Porto NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by mnovacanes


  • Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro 2007

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    Considering that all of the grapes contained are indigenous to Portugal this comes off as very French. Rhone-esque grenachian flavors tingle on the tongue. Great pairing for pasta with meatballs. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


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