Wine of the Week for March 22, 2010

Casa Santo Lima Passion of Portugal Red 2008 - $7.75
Style: R1

With the warmer weather upon us, it’s time to start loading up on lighter reds. This bargain wine shows yummy ripe plum, black currant, dried cherry, and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Light and cheery on the palate, with just a hint of tannin, sweetish dark berry flavours and more vanilla on the close. Good body and length. Cheap and cheerful, with the accent on the cheerful, although it clocks in at 13% ABV. A good partner for grilled steak, chili or meat-lover’s pizza. (LCBO 146449)

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