Dow's

Vale do Bomfim Douro Touriga Franca Blend

8.842 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Douro, 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
Por La Vida

Portugal does it again. I dare you to find a better value. Earth, mushroom, pine needles on the nose. Food pairing acidity, black fruit on the palate.

Portugal does it again. I dare you to find a better value. Earth, mushroom, pine needles on the nose. Food pairing acidity, black fruit on the palate.

Apr 13th, 2019
Robert Allen

Big fruit nose with elegant smooth mouth feel and rich finish

Big fruit nose with elegant smooth mouth feel and rich finish

Jan 27th, 2019
Peg Hanssen

From the upper Duoro Valley where the region's wealth of grape varieties, mature vineyards and modern winemaking have been successfully combined. The elegant structure of this wine offers assertive spice aromas and delicious wild berry flavors. Grape varieties are 40% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional and 35% Field Blend

From the upper Duoro Valley where the region's wealth of grape varieties, mature vineyards and modern winemaking have been successfully combined. The elegant structure of this wine offers assertive spice aromas and delicious wild berry flavors. Grape varieties are 40% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional and 35% Field Blend

Sep 8th, 2018
Scott Harrop

Rich blueberry aromas, hints of vanilla. Lively acidity with sharp tannins.

Rich blueberry aromas, hints of vanilla. Lively acidity with sharp tannins.

Jul 10th, 2018
Peg Hanssen

Preparing for our adventure to Portugal Surdyks’ Recommendation:
(Douro) Portugal is a prolific wine country, best known for its sweet dessert wine - Port. World famous in its many styles, Port is sweet and fortified, prized for its rich flavors and lush texture. Portugal also has fabulous dry red wine. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” is made with the same grapes and sourced from the same historic Douro Valley that produces Dow’s great Ports. Portugal’s indigenous grapes – Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão – are names that should pique your interest and draw you to this imported discovery. Picked by hand and manually sorted with great care, the grapes are fermented in small vats. The resulting wine has complexity and style. Portugal’s Douro Valley has consistently good climate and growing conditions almost every year. The flavors are dynamic and the tannic structure is soft and silky. This is a really good wine for all occasions, with an affordable price and value.
$8.49 Spring 2017 ($14.49)

Preparing for our adventure to Portugal Surdyks’ Recommendation:
(Douro) Portugal is a prolific wine country, best known for its sweet dessert wine - Port. World famous in its many styles, Port is sweet and fortified, prized for its rich flavors and lush texture. Portugal also has fabulous dry red wine. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” is made with the same grapes and sourced from the same historic Douro Valley that produces Dow’s great Ports. Portugal’s indigenous grapes – Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão – are names that should pique your interest and draw you to this imported discovery. Picked by hand and manually sorted with great care, the grapes are fermented in small vats. The resulting wine has complexity and style. Portugal’s Douro Valley has consistently good climate and growing conditions almost every year. The flavors are dynamic and the tannic structure is soft and silky. This is a really good wine for all occasions, with an affordable price and value.
$8.49 Spring 2017 ($14.49)

Feb 3rd, 2018
Shawna Jaquillard Maymir

Great fruit, nice body. Notes of tart cherry

Great fruit, nice body. Notes of tart cherry

Jan 19th, 2018
Tami Anderson

Great wine. Easy drinking !! Good flavors. Great price !!

Great wine. Easy drinking !! Good flavors. Great price !!

Dec 8th, 2017
Peg Hanssen

Surdyk’s review. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” (Duoro)
(Douro) Portugal is a prolific wine country, best known for its sweet dessert wine that we call “Port.” World famous in its many styles, Port is sweet and fortified, prized for its rich flavors and lush texture. Portugal also has fabulous dry red wine, somewhat under the radar of most of our customers. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” is made with the same grapes and sourced from the same historic Douro Valley that gives us Dow’s great Ports. Portugal’s indigenous grapes – Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão – are names that should pique your interest and draw you to this imported discovery. Picked by hand and manually sorted with great care, the grapes are fermented in small vats. The resulting wine has complexity and style. Portugal’s Douro Valley has consistently good climate and growing conditions almost every year. The 2011 vintage was exceptional and it really shows in this wine. The flavors are dynamic and the tannic structure is soft and silky. This is a really good wine for all occasions, and you’ll love the price and value here.
$8.49 purchased Spring 2017 ($14.49)

Surdyk’s review. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” (Duoro)
(Douro) Portugal is a prolific wine country, best known for its sweet dessert wine that we call “Port.” World famous in its many styles, Port is sweet and fortified, prized for its rich flavors and lush texture. Portugal also has fabulous dry red wine, somewhat under the radar of most of our customers. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” is made with the same grapes and sourced from the same historic Douro Valley that gives us Dow’s great Ports. Portugal’s indigenous grapes – Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão – are names that should pique your interest and draw you to this imported discovery. Picked by hand and manually sorted with great care, the grapes are fermented in small vats. The resulting wine has complexity and style. Portugal’s Douro Valley has consistently good climate and growing conditions almost every year. The 2011 vintage was exceptional and it really shows in this wine. The flavors are dynamic and the tannic structure is soft and silky. This is a really good wine for all occasions, and you’ll love the price and value here.
$8.49 purchased Spring 2017 ($14.49)

Nov 19th, 2017
Maja Kotzmuth-Clarke

Great wine

Great wine

Sep 28th, 2017
Keith Atchison

Enjoyed this fine bottle with a fine lady Jess szala

Enjoyed this fine bottle with a fine lady Jess szala

Aug 17th, 2017