Portia Crianza Ribera del Duero 2016
Bright violet. Mineral- and spice-accented dark berry and floral qualities on the nose and in the mouth. Silky and energetic in style, showing appealing sweetness and a spicy flourish on the finish, which is framed by smooth, easygoing tannins.
Floral, vanilla and spice notes frame cherry and berry flavors in this lively red. Light, firm tannins and juicy acidity give this focus. A bright, juicy, fruit-centered wine. Drink now through 2024. 750 cases imported.
On the nose, this crianza is full and dense, although airing helps it along. A bright, juicy palate is emboldened by acidity and grating tannins, while this tastes of cassis, black plum, berry fruits and vanilla. A steady finish continues with that theme.