The 2020 winery of the year, the Crime Red Blend comes from Parras Wines, in the heart of Portugal's Lisboa region. The rise of these table reds from Portugal started when The Wine Spectator dedicated two cover features to red wines from the Douro, asking whether or not Portugal could bring their reds to a "Grand Cru" level. Later that year, three of Wine Spectator's Top 5 wines were from Portugal. Plump and round with loads of blackberry, black plum and blueberry fruit with toasted notes and baking spices. The palate is gracefully balanced with a long, juicy finish and pleasantly gripping tannins. Only in Portugal do you find these amazing values for under $10 a bottle!
"Nose of cherry, fresh strawberry, vanilla and spices. Medium body, fruity with balanced acidity. Soft tannins on the slightly sweet and earthy finish." The Wine Buyer, 90 Points