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2017 Quinta do Portal Colheita Douro

2017 Quinta do Portal Colheita Douro

If I had to name my number one wine region for high quality red wines at super reasonable prices right now, it would hands down be Portugal.

There are a lot of other regions, many not too far from here, that still deliver great wines for the money, but Portugal remains perhaps the one that is least discovered. But that’s starting to change…and this bottle is a perfect launching off point.

2017 Quinta do Portal Colheita Douro

This is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. That right there might turn away a lot of people who should investigate further. What are these varietals?

Quick reference notes. Tinta Roriz = Tempranillo. Touriga Nacional = Portuguese grape that can be likened to Cabernet Sauvignon. Touriga Franca = Portuguese grape that can be likened to Cabernet Franc.

OK, now we have an interesting blend. And this one exceeded my already high expectations. A cool label and Costco’s $11.99 price tag were just icing on the cake.

2017 Quinta do Portal Colheita Douro

This wine pours a deep dark purple; leathery on the nose with some spicy dark berry fruit; full bodied and big in the mouth; flavors of blueberry, blackberry and plum; nice acidity and more leather notes towards the grippy finish.

What a find at Costco. If this sounds up your alley or you like wines from Duoro, I’d stock up as I have a feeling this one is going to get cleaned out pretty fast. This is a great everyday bottle to have on hand during the colder months. Adding to our Top Picks list.

2017 Quinta do Portal Colheita Douro

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Blog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 670474

Purchased at Costco in Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14%

Edgar

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Bought 4 of them based on your review. Laying them down for a couple of weeks. Then I'll try one, but may purchase a few more. Sounds like it is right up my taste alley. Thank you for this Blog. Recent Costco Card holder. Checking weekly.

Mary Eaton

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Unfortunately, my Costco in Fort Myers, FL doesn't ever have any of the wines that are highly rated. I think I have found possibly 2 or 3. Such a shame.

Brent

Sunday 26th of September 2021

I found the label on this a bit confusing as I usually think of Port when I see the word Colheita. I love Portuguese wines, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for this one! Great values and great wines can be found in Portugal!

Tom Earle

Saturday 25th of September 2021

Costco in Honolulu very rarely gets these top picks of yours in stock. I'm jealous.......