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2017 Markus Wine Co. Toura Red Blend
Touriga Nacional is getting much attention now that Bordeaux has adopted it officially into their blends. Combined with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah and you have a super-dense dark preview of what could become the world’s next sought-after wine. Inspired by Markus’s 2016 cruise of the Douro River, this new bottling takes its place in our lineup as our biggest and most-intense red.
Dry and nicely-structured, you’ll discover delicious black fruits – particularly dark berries and dried black plums – along with licorice spice and a hint of tar on top of some oak, which combine for a weighty mouthfeel. Those flavors last long, enticing you to drink more than your share.
34% Touriga Nacional – Silvaspoons Vineyards
33% Cabernet Sauvignon – Borra Vineyards Gill Creek Ranch, Planted 2001
33% Petite Sirah – Borra Vineyards Gill Creek Ranch, Planted 2000