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Hey, welcome to the food blog.

I hope you enjoy wine and food as much as I do and like to share recent discoveries and great bargain finds. I am not an expert by any means. I just know what I like and can usually afford, and occasionally splurge on.

The rest of the time is just work, travel, cookbooks, cooking, eating and life with wine. . . it's so much nicer.

Our ratings are based on how much we did or did not enjoy each wine. No professional advice here, just honest opinions. The same goes for the restaurant ratings.

We drink what we like with what we like to eat.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vina Borgia Grenache 2007 (Spain)

$ - (< $6.00 Specs sale)
DO Campo De Borja [14%]
Will I buy this again? Probably.

This is a nice red wine. Needs to breathe to smooth out a little and has a bright flavor. That's about the best I can do at describing this wine. We'll have to try another bottle and see if we can expound a little.

1 comment:

  1. Let this one breath for 30 minutes or so--it really opens up. Very smooth, balanced and drinkable. The only flaw I taste is that it's a bit heavy on the tannins, but I'm being picky. Scent is earthy, somewhat spicey and floral, with even a touch of curry--I absolutely love the way this wine smells. Hints of blackberry, pear, apple, spring water and slight chocolate. This wine does not unfold on the palate like the most complex wines, but it is very pleasing nonetheless. Smooth finish with no harshness and zero hint of alcohol. I bought this for $5.99 at one of the higher-priced liquor stores in Minneapolis. If I had paid $18.00, I would not have been disappointed. I'm sipping as I write. This is quite a remarkable wine.