The epicenter of value wines is once again Portugal, with more "Best Buy" distinctions than France, Spain, South America and even the United States. For the price, these wines rarely disappoint. The Quinta das Setencostas is made by Casa Santos Lima, who also makes two of the most popular wines at The Wine Buyer: Confidencial Reserva 2014 (92WE) and the Colossal Red 2014 (91WS). Ranked #1 by Wine Spectator for "Wineries for Value" from Portugal, the Setencostas is a big step up in class. One of Portugal's most famous winemakers Jose Neiva Correia consults on this traditional blend of Castelao, Canarate, Tinta Miuda and Preto-Martinho. It's a wine of power and intensity, framed by firm tannins and excellent structure. A Best Buy in the Wine Enthusiast, the Quinta das Setencostas is indeed one of Portugal's top values!
"From a small sub-region of Lisboa, this stylish, structured wine is firm and tannic. It has plenty of ripe berry fruit to balance the tannins as well as acidity that cuts through the richness of the wine. It is ready to drink." Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points