Lobo e Falcao 2016

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Tejo Vinho Regional
Red Blend

“The Most Exciting Wine Place on the Planet Today”
Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer is raving about Portugal’s full-flavored reds – and this exciting exclusive will show you why. It’s from Tejo, a remote, interior region of Portugal. Here you’ll find a land untouched by modern times, all-but overlooked by the rest of the wine world … but likely not for long. We’ve been swooping down on rich pickings here for years, bringing you remarkable wines that over-deliver on flavor and value.

A perennial best-seller, this oak aged Wine Enthusiast Best Buy was crafted by José Lobo de Vasconcelos at a 17th-century estate. The property once served as the king of Portugal’s falconry, and José’s family (whose surname means ‘wolf’) were the caretakers there. Lobo e Falcão (‘Wolf and Falcon’) is a tribute to them, as they would keep special barrels of their wine tucked away for the king when he stopped by for a visit.

Heres Wine Enthusiast’s Roger Voss: “The Alicante Bouschet and Castelão in the blend [which includes Touriga Nacional and a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon] give it its rich, immediately fruity character and dense color. Structure and concentration leave room for an elegant texture. Blackberry juiciness shines at the end.” (87 points)

This will really shine with hearty foods … like beef tenderloin, thick-cut pork chops, steaks, burgers and more.

Taste why Portugal’s reds are all the rage – and let us know what you think once you’ve cracked open this flavor-packed star.