CORTES DE CIMA CHAMINE - 2004
One of the cheapest in the Cortes de Cima wine portfolio is the Chamine which retails for about $9.99. This Portuguese red is made of 55% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 40% Syrah and 5% Touriga Nacional.
Sweet blue and black fruits with mellow oak, earth and minerals. Finishes smooth and fruity with good tannic structure.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A really nice, affordable red from Portugal. I really like this wine and highly recommend it as an entry into what this country is producing beyond the expected Ports. There's great value and unique reds readily available from this country and there's no better place to start than with Cortes de Cima. They are a solid producer at all price levels.