Bodegas Borsao, “Red Wine”, Campo de Borja 2005

by Tim Elliott on October 30, 2006

Bodegas Borsao, "Red Wine", Campo de BorjaThis is the second Bodegas Borsao wine I’ve blogged in a week and I have to say that I really like what this winery produces. This wine is a blend of 75% Garnacha (Grenache) and 25% Tempranillo. I would be surprised if it saw any oak aging from it’s flavor profile.

Bodegas Borsao, “Red Wine”, Campo de Borja 2005 ($8) – Medium ruby in color with aromas of bing cherry, strawberry and cloves. Smooth and juicy in the mouth with black cherry, strawberry and white pepper flavors finishing with supple tannins. A fruit bomb, but I like it ;-) Also a great value for everyday drinking.

14% ABV
Natural cork closure
Score: 88

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  • Bob Bilford

    I like Trader Joe’s Napa River Merlot better than this wine

  • http://winecast.net Tim

    Well, Bob, that’s what makes wine so interesting; the diversity of preferences. I agree this is a total fruit bomb which might be too one-dimensional for many but I still liked it a lot.

    As for the Napa River Merlot, I found it a bit disjointed but still very much worth the price; I thought the Cab was the best of the bunch. Seems to be sold out so I guess a lot of other folks liked them, too.

    Thanks for your comment.

  • Lisa

    I agree Bodegas Borsao 2005 is not complex but I think sometimes California wine makers try to put TOO much into the mix, making it impossible to enjoy the flavor of the grape.

    I have recently starting drinking more spanish wines ranging in price from the $7 at Cost Plus World Markets to $35 or more from a good wine shop. The Spaniard’s are yet to disappoint me. I like the the richness of the Tempranillo grape.

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