Borsao, Grenache, 2009

This wine from the Bodegas Borsao in Spain is made from the Grenache (Garnacha, in spanish) grape. It's the poor cousin of the Tres Picos wine. Despite its similarities to Tres Picos, it reminds me a lot more of the portuguese wines such as Capote Velho and Berco do Infante. This one too is a bit bitter and spicy but quite pleasant. Definitely not as good as Tres Picos, but not bad either. Should do well with pasta or chicken. For about $10, it's a good value.


Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

This is a 3-star wine -- good, well balanced, big nose. Tends a little to the sweet side of the scale, but not much. Big on vanilla, which makes me like it at first but then get somewhat turned off by it after a while. Definetly worth the $13-15 tag, but not more.