Welcome to Swill or Swell, a weekly series where I taste grocery store wines and let you know if they’re worth the buck or just meant for the drain!
CAVEAT! As you read this, please keep in mind that wine is subjective! This means that everyone enjoys different things and something I like might not be something you like and vice versa. I’ll be as objective as I can with facts about the wine’s quality, but in the end if your opinion differs from mine...that’s perfectly fine! Wine is only worth drinking if YOU like drinking it!
LET'S INTRODUCE THE WINE
Today I'll be tasting the Borsao Selección 2019 Garnacha. I purchased this from Kroger QFC for $8.99. I have seen this bottle all over the place, both in big grocery stores and in smaller wine shops, so I thought it'd be fun to try!
BORSAO GARNACHA FUN FACTS
Let's start by talking about the Garnacha grape:
Now let's talk about the region this wine comes from: D.O. Campo de Borja, Aragón:
WINE TASTING NOTES
Look: Ruby Red w/ hint of magenta
Smell: Strawberry fruit roll-up, white pepper, bright red fruit, green herbs
Taste: High alcohol, medium finish, medium body, low to medium tannin, medium plus acidity
Food Pairing - Any thing you would put bbq sauce on! Also, my guest @queerwino tried it with pho and said it was delicious!
Occasion - Perfect wine to bring to a party, definitely crowd pleaser! Also could go well in a Sangria!
Rating - I give this a swell!
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