A perennial favorite of Barren Ridge fans. Touriga Nacional is difficult to find and grow in Virginia but has a delicious delicate smoked fruit profile. Pair with rich creamy cheeses, roasted vegetables, smoked meats, grilled pork ribs, and fried chicken.
Nose: Fresh violet on the nose with crunchy red fruit, white spices, smoked plum....also light coffee, bay leaf, and hint of black pepper.
Palate: Attack is soft, driven by fresh red cherry, raspberry and plum. Well structured with light playful acidity, fresh red fruits and light spices...finishes clean and bright with lingering notes of nutmeg and cinnamon.