WHAT: Quartetto 2008 (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Alentejo, Portugal
THE DAMAGE: $8.85, LCBO #253880
THE NOTES: Made from Portuguese and French grapes, this wine leads with structural attitude followed by brambly fruit flavours. No cheap pushover.
THE SCENE: It's cold and wet outside, but the stove's been on for hours and that inexpensive, tough cut's just about ready to break down into fork-worthy mouthfuls of beefy goodness. Cozy up for a winter dinner with this robust red.