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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Borsao Tinto 2005
Borsao Tinto 2005
(search item no. 87558)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Refined nose of red fruit with a hint of blueberry. Spicy with vibrant acidity. "Has a sense of both elegance and verve. Great food wine.

"Slightly more intense than the Vina Borgia (and priced $2 higher) is the 2005 Borsao, a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Tempranillo. This stainless steel-fermented, deep ruby-hued effort displays plenty of sweet black cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit, a hint of black currants, medium body, silky tannin, and wonderful ripeness. The word is "BUY!" Drink it over the next year." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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About Borsao:

Founded in 1958 in the town of Borja, called Borsao in the 4th century B.C., this winery represents what can be done with Garnacha, a grape that is not well appreciated by the Spanish press. Through meticulous selection, work in the fields and at reception time in the winery, modern winemaking produces this highly fruity wine. One of the best examples of the region known as "The Garnacha land of Spain", the lower part of the Ebro River.