Touriga Nacional

Keswick Vineyards

Monticello Touriga 2014

It’s an unmitigated joy. As a varietal that’s always called Portugal it’s home- Virginia, as evidenced by this vintage in a series of them each improving by the year- May have become the varietals ‘vacation pied a tere’. And while I’m consistently impressed by the work that Stephen Barnard always seems to bring to the tippy top of its class no matter the blend or varietals therein- once again I’m loving this deep & yet fun-loving cuvée.
— 7 days ago

Beth Zitzman
with Beth
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Quinta do Encontro

Vinho Espumante Natural Touriga Nacional

A little sweet, acidic, very effervescent. Strong yeast nose. — 6 days ago

Herdade do Peso

Sossego Alentejano Touriga Nacional Vinho Rosé 2016

Blend of mineralogy and fruit. First Portuguese rosé. — 13 days ago

Sara Davenport
with Sara


Reserva Tinto Douro Tinta Roriz-Touriga Blend 2017

Had with Penny in our first lunch after boarding the Queen Isabel cruise on Douro River. We’re in Porto. Brendan arranged for it; nice surprise! — 4 days ago

Caves São João

Frei João Bairrada Baga Blend 1985

Greg Ballington

Medium garnet red with a hint of ruby. Lovely aged nose with notes of wood, tobacco, wet forest floor little raisin and dark cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate with notes of cedar, dried cherries and a touch of spice. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

Had side by side with a 1985 Chateau Lascombes
— 3 days ago

India Okoh
with India
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Severn Goodwin

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This is a fun wine 👍

Adega Da Covilha

Reserva Monte Serrano Touriga Nacional 2014

Full, yet surprisingly light ending — 4 days ago

Cova Do Frade

Dão Touriga Nacional

Muito bom, acompanhado de um queijo bem salgado! — 13 days ago

Quinta do Crasto

Douro Touriga Nacional 2015

Distinctive and spicy — 19 days ago

Quinta da Pellada

Carrocel Dão Touriga Nacional

100% Touriga Nacional in a super restrained style. Acidity that craves food plus nice fruit without being fruity. Nice freshness. Still, pretty pricey. — 17 days ago

Sine Qua Non

Dirt Vernacular Grenache Blend 2016

2016 Sine Qua Non "Dirt Vernacular" California Grenache. The blend is 78% Grenache, 11.5% Mourvedre, 7% Touriga Nacional and 3.5% Petite Sirah, dominated by estate fruit, but some 9% came from the Krankl's blocks at Bien Nacido Vineyard that are farmed to their specifications. 16% alcohol. So for me, it all started with “Incognito.” Greatest Grenache I’d ever tasted. Simply stunning and still one of my favorites. How do you top that one? Well then “The Inaugural” showed up. Phenomenal!Then it’s “Ode To E.” Y’all know I absolutely LOVE that wine! Oh but wait, here comes “Trouver L'Arène.” Exquisite! And just in case you missed them all, now there’s tonight’s selection. And I’m pleased to report that the streak continues. As I’ve mentioned previously several times, Grenache is quite possibly the most difficult and finicky grape. But what really sets SQN apart is the final blend. Simply stated, Manfred is a genius when it comes to blending. If you have one, feel free to pull the cork as this wine is absolutely open for business. About a 3 hour decant at cellar temperature, the nose is, as usual with SQN, mind blowing. Cherries, plums, pepper, teriyaki, kirsch and a bouquet of roses. Full-bodied, ultra-rich, multi-layered palate-staining ripe black fruit smorgasbord. Tremendous depth and purity. What a finish! The parade of excellence marches on! — 6 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Just unpacked my bottles a couple days ago, not on the Allocation list so $250.00 each🤷🏼‍♂️, still not bad for a 💯 SQN
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

Wow! Great to hear that it is in the same league as the Inaugural and Ode to E! Have yet to open a Trouver L’ Arene or Dirt Vernacular so thanks for the youngster notes!