Schmidt Family Vineyards 2018 Reserve Touriga Naçional, Applegate Valley, $38

By on January 10, 2022

A year ago, the Schmidt clan used a fortified Tempranillo with five years of age to claim a Platinum. In Portugal, that grape is called Tinta Roriz. Touriga Naçional is another Portuguese variety that often plays a role in Port-style wines. However, this interpretation is made into a dry red table wine that’s gone gold three times in 2021. It now wears a Platinum for its hints of dark cherry, plum and coffee, creamy structure and juicy finish of black raspberry and vanilla. Awards: Oregon Wine Experience (gold), Savor NW (gold), Denver International (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 94 points

Production: 96 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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