Bodegas Borsao Berola 2014

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Tasting Notes
Bodegas Borsao was founded in 1958 in the town of Borja. The winery owns 3,600 acres of vineyards which are at an average altitude of 1,350 feet above sea level. The grapes for this blend were grown between 1,650 and 2,100 feet above sea level. Some oak enters the picture here, as this cuvée is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for about 14 months. Borsao produced 1,400 cases of this serious red.

90 Points Wine Advocate

The 2014 Berola is a blend of Garnacha and 20% Syrah aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It has a similar profile to the Bole, but with more influence from the élevage, with Garnacha that was close to getting in the blend of Tres Picos, and Syrah that could almost make it into Zarihs. The nose combines, smoky, spicy and creamy notes with aromas of ripe berries and a touch of earth. It's a matter of style, but I like it less when the oak is more obvious, even if the wider audience might prefer it. However, this should work very well with food and better integrate the oak with a little more time in bottle. 72,000 bottles produced.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Wild Game

Grape Varietal:
70% Grenache/Garnacha, 20% Syrah/Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
$18.00 each
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