Casa de Santar

Estate Bottled Dão Red Blend

8.540 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Dão, Beiras, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Interesting red from DAO portugal region. Smokey, ripe fruit red fruits...suprisingly high acid and med tannins. Nice easy drinking red for low price.

Interesting red from DAO portugal region. Smokey, ripe fruit red fruits...suprisingly high acid and med tannins. Nice easy drinking red for low price.

Jan 9th, 2018
Lori Mike

Pours ruby in color. Smoke Aroma is upfront. A heavy toasted barrel scent. Dried red fruit aroma follows. Favors of dried cherry, raspberry, and a hint of pleasant tar. Not an extracted wine. Light bodied not overwhelming but acids and flavor are well balanced. Just enough tannin to maintain structure.

Pours ruby in color. Smoke Aroma is upfront. A heavy toasted barrel scent. Dried red fruit aroma follows. Favors of dried cherry, raspberry, and a hint of pleasant tar. Not an extracted wine. Light bodied not overwhelming but acids and flavor are well balanced. Just enough tannin to maintain structure.

Aug 1st, 2015
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

8.8

Dark and smoky with some zippy acidity

Dark and smoky with some zippy acidity

Jun 24th, 2015
Michael Kotrady

Perfectly serviceable for its $11 #Dão #Portugal

Perfectly serviceable for its $11 #Dão #Portugal

Nov 27th, 2014
Adam Knoerzer

This is pretty alright. Dark fruit, wood, and...mint? It's got acid.

This is pretty alright. Dark fruit, wood, and...mint? It's got acid.

Nov 18th, 2014
Scot Walker

Needs to breath, dark fruit

Needs to breath, dark fruit

Sep 8th, 2017
Sara Belcher

Not what I was hoping for, but it was decent. Lighter bodied than expected. Initially has robust flavor but unfortunately does not last. Smooth finish however.

Not what I was hoping for, but it was decent. Lighter bodied than expected. Initially has robust flavor but unfortunately does not last. Smooth finish however.

Jul 10th, 2017
Matthew Steilen

Very fruit forward and fruit is delicious--berry preserves, smoke. Needs bigger bones.

Very fruit forward and fruit is delicious--berry preserves, smoke. Needs bigger bones.

Jul 31st, 2015
Aron Caruso

Bright sour cherry with nice tannins. Almost citrusy.

Bright sour cherry with nice tannins. Almost citrusy.

Apr 8th, 2015
Dennis Waters

Very reliable.... Good value.

Very reliable.... Good value.

Feb 4th, 2015