Category Archives: Campo De Borja

2009 Aletta Garnacha

A new to me old vine Garnacha from Spain. Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, mineral, strawberry, white pepper, flowers, herbs, no oak, but plenty of earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, medium- tannin, bright red fruit, red licorice, a pretty floral component, with a silky mineral laden finish. This wine delivers big time for the price.

2008 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton Campo de Borja

Culty old world producer making ripe and unctuous new world style wines, crafted by Aussie Legend Cris Ringland. 100% Garnacha that has gotten some big scores the past few vintages. bright ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, luscious red fruit, cherry, subtle strawberry, chalky soil, milkshake, loaded with oak spices, and not much earth to speak to, but it’s present. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, some of the prettiest red fruit out there, smothered in luxurious oak, and layered with spices, with really nice balance, and a solid finish. Classic tale of a monstrous new world wine made in the old world, that pound for pound would destroy wines 3 times the price. If you like Silver Oak, try this wine, it will blow your mind.

2007 Bodegas Borsao Monte Otom Garnacha

I tried this Garnacha the other day and couldn’t believe the quality for the price. So I got myself a case and anyone who wants any for $7 should contact me. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, lots of spice, wet earth, strawberry, red plum, hay, dried herbs, white pepper, not oaky in any way. On the palate, dry, ripe red berry fruit, hay, leather, medium tannin, medium+ acidity, nice balance, with long spicy finish. Extraordinary value that some of my coworkers called a $50 Southern Rhone, when I blind tasted them on this wine.