Quinta Vista Alicante Bouschet 2003 (Estremadura, Portugal)

13.5% Imported by Vitis Imports, CA. Grown on clay/limestone soils.

This was originally $21.00 from Wine Expo, Santa Monica (think Roberto extolling this wine in his usual over the top way.). I just got this at auction and didn't expect much but it was pretty good. I think Alicante Bouschet might be my favorite Portuguese grape.

This was very smooth, spicy, persistant and fruity, with just a hint of oxidation. Unusual for me. The next day it was like an old nebbiolo (good not great). I was just happy it was drinkable and it was actually quite interesting although not an assertive wine but showing smooth and unified flavors.