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SRP of $15 and available to NakedWines.com Angels for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Grapes: 40% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Trincadeira and 30% Aragonez.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red fruits with a hint of tobacco and a warm soft structured mouthfeel.
Recommend serving at 61F.
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Overall Rating: 8.3
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