2008 Campo de Borja Garnacha
Gold Medal: Denver International Wine Competition. Flavors of cassis, dark berries, graphite, and toasty oak.
Vibrant deep garnet and ruby red rim. Cassis, dark berries, graphite, and toasty oak erupt from the glass closely tailed by delicate floral notes and mineral. This wine is a bit bigger than it’s previous lot (207) with firmer acidity, riper fruit, and a bolder structure. The finish is long and full of fruit nuance, almost reminiscent of a deep Cabernet.
Style: Full, Bold
During our visit in 2009, we identified this vineyard as the one we most wanted to work with given its intense ferrous, crushed rock soils (see the email banner). There are only about 2 acres worth of head-pruned, 35+ year-old garnacha vines to produce about 300 cases of wine but the results are well worth the trouble.
We managed to get our hands on the last 108 cases of the 2006 version of the wine which scored a 92 from the Wine Spectator with the following review: “This bold red is packed with blackberry and cassis flavors that are almost jammy, backed with cola, toast and anise notes. Though plush, this has plenty of backbone and a lithe, floral finish."