Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Borsao Crianza Seleccion '07 $12

Campo de Borja, Spain

As stated in text message language...OMG! This was an incredibly delicious, smooth drinking wine with character. Beginning with aromas of crushed dark cherries, hints of warm toasted wood and finishing with a subtle touch of vanilla, I was ready to jump into tasting this. Patience, I know isn't my best trait.

The flavors on this blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon brought on dark cherries, as found in the nose, along with a creamy vanilla. Traces of plum and cocoa on the finish support the smooth tannins. The oak, on the finish is just enough to not be over powering. Aged in 50/50 French and American oak for 10 months, then 14 months in the bottle goes to show great care in producing a nice wine.

I'd like to give a big thanks to Andres at The Wine Barn for introducing me to this wine. I'm on my way to buy more before it's out.

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