An idiosyncratic journal of wines I buy from a mix of Internet sources and retailers in the Northern Virginia/D.C. area. Mostly inexpensive and moderately-priced stuff, reflecting my frugal New England roots. Cent anni!
Friday, October 14, 2011
2009 VIÑA BORGIA (Campo de Borja, Spain)
This dirt cheap 100% Garnacha is usually an excellent and reliable value, but the 2009 was not quite as good as in previous vintages.
Very dark ruby with a slight violet tinge. Angular nose of dried wicker and dusty black cherry. Chalky, slightly bitter dry cherry syrup flavors, leaving a flat-ish bitter note coating the mouth. Not bad, but I'd skip this vintage wait until the 2010s appear. C+. About $7 at Spec's.