2014 Bairrada Tinto Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)
Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 201440% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannin and a reputation for ageworthiness hasn't perhaps found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover just yet, but it's nevertheless part of Iberia's dream team of outstanding and exclusive grape varietals. Complex, rustic, and somewhat anachronistic in its untamed, earthy disposition yet in possession of the wisdom and elegance that can only come with maturity, this wine helps us get our Baga fix and offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada. Serving Suggestions: Generously marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black refried beans, puréed sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, & sour cream.