2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tinto
Dry red wines from the Douro Valley in
, the traditional source for Port grapes, are the new story in this gorgeous wine region to the north of Lisbon. Top Douro wines command high prices, but here's a beauty that's priced for the everyday table. The 2007 Vallado Douro is easy-drinking and delicious. Bursting with fruit, bright with the tastes of blueberry, cherries and plums, it is smooth going, as versatile a wine as a cru Beaujolais or a top-notch Chianti, say.
It's perfect with pizza, a simple roast chicken or a grilled skirt steak. It's a bottle to keep on hand for any occasion.
Elegant and smooth
What it goes with:
pizza, roast chicken, grilled skirt steak
Where to find it:
K&L Wine Merchants in
, (323) 464-9463,
Wine Co. in Los Angeles, (800) 854-8466, and
, (760) 346-1763,
; Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants in
, (310) 447-2020,
; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,
Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111,