Thursday, November 16, 2006

Beaujolais Nouveau

I know some people love this wine but the Beaujolais Nouveau train is passing the shop once again this year. Instead, try a Beaujolais or a Cotes du Rhone (or even the 2005 Borsao) for more flavors and better pricing. It think the hype is great for promoting wine consumption, but drink something better!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

2005 Borsao Red Wine

2005 Borsao Campo de Borja -- Spain. I have passed on the last few vintages of this wine, but at a recent Jorge Ordonez tasting, I loved this wine at its price point. Sure it wasn't as big and complex as the Clio or the El Nido, but for $8 it showed well. Tasted blind I would be fooled.

A lot of the online listings of this wine have the wrong label and old information that it is 80/20 Grenache (Garnacha actually) and Tempranillo. The 2005 is a 75/25 blend. So I'm not going to quote the Parker review as I can't be sure if it's for this vintage. My rating is 90 plus due to the price. You can quote me on that!