2021 Touriga Nacional, Amador County

Dark fruits dance with mint, wrapped in velvety elegance.

Touriga Nacional is a renowned Portuguese red wine grape known for its deep color, robust tannins, and aromatic complexity. It is a key grape in the production of Port wines, contributing to their structure and aging potential. In non-fortified red wines, Touriga Nacional often yields flavors of dark fruits such as blackberry and plum, along with floral notes like violet. The grape is prized for its ability to produce wines with both power and elegance, and you will immediately understand this once you experience this enchanting wine. 

The 2021 Touriga Nacional from Amador County showcased a growing season characterized by warm daytime temperatures, allowing for optimal ripening process. The region’s diverse soils, including decomposed granite and clay, influenced the wine’s profile with a balance of acidity and structure. Careful canopy management and selective harvesting accentuate the varietal’s unique characteristics. Carol aged this wine for 24 months in French Oak. The resulting Touriga Nacional reveals vibrant red fruit notes, coupled with a distinct herbaceous and spicy undertone, reflective of both the grape variety and Amador County’s terroir.

Alcohol: 13.2%
Cases Produced: 60

Pairing Suggestions

Zinc House Farm Grown Tomato and Burrata Tart

An indulgent tart featuring Zinc House Farm tomatoes and creamy burrata, which pairs delightfully with the Touriga Nacional’s complex palate.

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Braised Lamb Shanks with Rosemary and Thyme

Succulent lamb shanks are slowly braised with fresh rosemary and thyme, creating a hearty dish that echoes the bold flavors and tannins of the Touriga Nacional.

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