Stones and Bones Reserva 2017

The regular Stones & Bones is one of our most popular Portuguese reds. Every vintage, it earns 5-star reviews galore from customers, not to mention top gold medals and 90+ point scores. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to introduce this limited-edition Reserva.
The team at Casa Santos Lima – ranked one of 2017’s Top 100 Wineries in the world by the World Ranking of Wines & Spirits – really outdid themselves with this luxurious red. Head winemaker Diogo Sepúlveda selected grapes from the estate’s best vineyards, which are strewn with ancient boulders and dinosaur fossils (hence the name, Stones & Bones).
After carefully hand harvesting the grapes to ensure each bunch was picked at optimum ripeness, the team brought them back to the cellar and Diogo worked his magic. He settled on an inky-dark blend of native varieties Touriga Nacional (star grape of Port), Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo), and Alicante Bouschet, plus a healthy dose of international Syrah. Finally, Diogo treated the wine to 12 months’ aging in French and American oak barriques.
The resulting Reserva brims with ripe, dark-fruit flavors, plus attractive spice and vanilla oak notes. With a sumptuous palate and smooth tannins, it’ll be a delicious treat for fans of big reds, or an impressive match for roasted meats, hearty stews, and other flavorful dishes.

Country

Portugal

Varietal

Red Blend

Region

Estremadura

Alcohol

14.5%

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2017