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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2004
Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2004
(search item no. 87657)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

Dark ruby color. Wonderfully rich aromas of berry pie, with spice. Deep, ripe fruit. Very dense and full bodied. 100% Old vine Garnacha (30-70 years old).

"From a mountainside, high elevation, old vine Grenache vineyard cropped at an amazing two tons of fruit per acre, the 2004 Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha was aged half in stainless steel and half in French oak for ten months. It is a lovely, expressive, deep ruby-tinged wine offering sweet aromas of kirsch liqueur, licorice, white pepper, and dusty, loamy characteristics. Full-bodied, supple textured, flashy, and flavorful, it is an unreal value that should be enjoyed over the next 12 months."
-Wine Advocate
 
"From hillside vines between 40 and 50 years of age. Smoky and pungent on the nose, with ripe raspberry and cherry aromas. Lush, sweet and supple, the bright red fruit flavors offering excellent purity and concentration. This has impressive depth and finishes with lingering sweetness. Grenache lovers owe it to themselves to check out this amazing value." IWC 
 
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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.