Portugal’s beloved Touriga Nacional has long been a staple in the countries famed vintage ports with references to its cultivation in Douro dating back to the 17th century. As a dry red wine, the variety is also screamingly good. Often overlooked by grape growers because it is hard to grow, recent improvements to farming and vine selection have thankfully allowed for the varieties’ resurgence as a dry red wine. This wine has stunning dark berry flavors. It is deep and dark but smooth and gentle at the same time. Think full bodied and light on its feet. Strong and nimble. Delicious now and for at least another 5 years, maybe more.