Ottawa, ON

March 2018

Matt’s review: Cais da Ribeira Reserva 2015. This dry Portuguese red blend incorporates some of Portugual’s most popular varietals including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Touriga Barroca, and Tinta Roriz from the Douro region – the world’s first demarcated and regulated wine region (1756), which is renowned for their Port production and becoming increasingly recognized for their dry red wines that offer great value as this one does! Deeply coloured, it shows black fruit, dark plum, spice, leather, mushroom, and sous bois. Dry with dusty tannins and mouthwatering acidity that makes this well suited for enjoying with rich dishes such as Portuguese braised steak & onions, or stew with Javali (wild boar) and root vegetables. Tasted March 2018. 89 points. Matt Steeves –

The 2014 was available at LCBO for $13.95 – The LCBO Vintages has this wine under consideration to release later this year.

Cais da Ribeira
2014 Cais da Ribeira Reserva – released in LCBO in 2017.  Look for the 2015 vintage later this year.