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Wines Of Lisbon

Tuesday - 1/18/2011, 10:52am  ET

At $9, the 2007 Alta Corta from the Lisboa area is a great value for an everyday drinking red wine. Made from a blend of tinta roriz and caladoc, this wine has flavors of black cherry, dried fig and tart plums with subtle hints of vanilla. The 2008 Casa Santos Lima Quinta de Bons-Ventos ($9) is made from a blend of five different varietals and is full of ripe black and red fruit with pepper and spice notes. The 2007 Quinta do Carneiro Vinho Tinto ($12) is an easy-drinking, charming dry red wine full of bright red fruit flavors, including red cherries and ripe plums with hints of fresh blueberry. This is a versatile wine that would pair well with either spicier fare, such as lamb rogan josh, or supple cheeses. The 2007 Quinta de San Francisco Red ($12) is a blend of castelão (60 percent), aragonez (20 percent) and touriga nacional (20 percent) with rich, ripe dark fruit flavors and notes of toasty vanilla. The 2007 Grand'Arte Special Selection from Lisboa ($14) has vibrant flavors of jammy black fruit, cassis and violets and hints of clove and black pepper.