Kathy’s Pick: 2015 Charamba Reserve Red (Douro), $10.99

Just like most people, I am always in search of a good, every day drinker that won’t break the bank. I would love to drink $20 and up wines everyday but my wallet disagrees with me. So when I found this nice little Portuguese wine I was excited. Portugal has a lot of great values and this is definitely one of the better ones. Aromas of black fruit, red berries, coffee, black tobacco and some balsamic notes are followed by a palate that is rich, balanced and persistent with predominantly intense fruity notes and spice with a freshness on the finish.