Caves Velhas

Catedral Reserva Dão Red Blend

8.770 ratings
8.75 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
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Amy Rehagen

Aged to perfection!

Aged to perfection!

Sep 18th, 2017
Wine Hustler

This Portuguese wine is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, and Touriga-Nacional. Very elegant, like a bolder version of a Pinot noir and less fruity. Nose of allspice, vanilla, plum and mineral. Very soft, finely integrated dusty tannins and well done balanced acidity. Notes of savory spice, lots of minerality and a very subdued, concentrated fruit--something like unsweetened cherry juice or cassis liqueur. Got it on sale for $6.50 at Cost Plus World Market but it was the last bottle and randomly placed in the store. After searching online, it doesn't seem like it's sold in very many places.

This Portuguese wine is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, and Touriga-Nacional. Very elegant, like a bolder version of a Pinot noir and less fruity. Nose of allspice, vanilla, plum and mineral. Very soft, finely integrated dusty tannins and well done balanced acidity. Notes of savory spice, lots of minerality and a very subdued, concentrated fruit--something like unsweetened cherry juice or cassis liqueur. Got it on sale for $6.50 at Cost Plus World Market but it was the last bottle and randomly placed in the store. After searching online, it doesn't seem like it's sold in very many places.

3 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Pleasantly surprised considering the price. Perfumed with roses and flavors of red fruits. Fresh, delicate and refined with a smooth finish. Great value for under $10.

Pleasantly surprised considering the price. Perfumed with roses and flavors of red fruits. Fresh, delicate and refined with a smooth finish. Great value for under $10.

Apr 1st, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Blackberries, anise, toasted grains, well integrated tannins, well rounded. Truly a gem at $12-$13.

Blackberries, anise, toasted grains, well integrated tannins, well rounded. Truly a gem at $12-$13.

Oct 20th, 2014
Nate Lane

Smooth and velvety. Light jam body. Dry but not desiccating finish.

Smooth and velvety. Light jam body. Dry but not desiccating finish.

Nov 16th, 2020
Nate Lane

Just yes.

Just yes.

Mar 7th, 2019
steph s

All alcohol up front... Some berry on the finish

All alcohol up front... Some berry on the finish

Jun 1st, 2018
Andrew Quadros

Wine at dinner at La Familia in Cumberland with dad for xmas

Wine at dinner at La Familia in Cumberland with dad for xmas

Jan 1st, 2017
Jenny Eberhard

Lasagna night at Katie's. Pops picked the wine.

Lasagna night at Katie's. Pops picked the wine.

Oct 2nd, 2016
Kazmo Groove

Deep violet color. Oaky aroma. Medium to high acidity. Dry. Medium body. Light pepper and grapes. Mineral. Mild but nice tannin. Easy drinking.

Deep violet color. Oaky aroma. Medium to high acidity. Dry. Medium body. Light pepper and grapes. Mineral. Mild but nice tannin. Easy drinking.

Feb 8th, 2016