The wines of Bodegas Borsao are legendary values. Often made with a base of Grenache from old, dry farmed, head pruned vines they have consistently over-delivered for the price. Could they get any better? It looks like the 2011 vintage has.

The new issue of The Wine Advocate arrived and we were blown away when we read this from Robert Parker himself (highlights added by us):

Another outstanding effort is the 2011 Tinto, a blend of 85% Grenache (called Garnacha in Spain) and 15% Tempranillo that is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world, this is an unbelievable wine … any wine retailer worth his weight should be stockpiling the wine next to the cash register.

It’s deep deep ruby/purple color is followed by classic aromas of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, loamy soil and flowers. The medium to full-bodied wine possesses remarkable depth, an expansive texture and wonderful freshness as well as purity. On taste alone, this beauty could easily sell for $30-$50 a bottle … I don’t know how anyone can make wines this good to sell at this price, but somehow importer Jorge Ordonez finds them. 92 Points

Wines this good and this affordable (this wine is rarely over $10 a bottle retail) don’t come around very often. If you are looking for this gem, here are the accounts that have purchased Borsao Garnacha Tinto in the last 12 months (call ahead if you want to confirm availability or vintage … we assure you the 2010 was incredible as well). Accounts are arranged alphabetically by city.

G-will #1 - Andover
Andover
763-421-1117

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Do Not Use Westside - Baxter
Baxter
218-822-4190

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-893-5440

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

G-will #2 - Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
763-535-2500

Hy-vee - Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
(763) 488-4500

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Closed - Cheers - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-949-6946

Haskell's - Chanhassen - Closed
Chanhassen
952-345-1115

Lakes Liquor
Detroit Lakes
218-846-1180

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Fitger's Wine Cellars
Duluth
218-733-0792

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Eden Prairie #3
Eden Prairie
952-934-0067

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Haskell's - Faribault
Faribault
507-332-7173

Gun Flint Tavern
Grand Marais
218-387-1563

Arbor Pointe Liquor
Inver Grove Heights
651-457-6775

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Lincoln Square Liquor Barrel
Mahtomedi
651-770-0692

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Haskell's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-400-7888

The Wine Market
Mendota Heights
651-452-9463

Alma Restaurant
Minneapolis
612-379-4909

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-384-2980

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Lake & Irving Restaurant
Minneapolis
612-401-5955

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-1511

Cafe Lurcat
Minneapolis
612-374-1776

Kings Wine Bar
Minneapolis
612-354-7928

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-470-2062

U.s. Liquor & Wine - Sold
Minnetonka
952-912-9797

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

99 Bottles
Moorhead
218-284-0099

Bridgeview Liquors
Moorhead
218-477-6162

Coborn's Delivers
New Hope
763-656-5600

Hy-vee - New Hope
New Hope
763-531-7460

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Cub Wine & Spirits - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-739-3570

Hy-vee - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-417-3160

Premier Wine & Spirits -old Ownership
Osseo
763-425-4680

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
507-285-0848

Fairview Wines & Spirits- Closed
Roseville
651-636-7229

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

St Anthony Village # 1
Saint Anthony
612-782-3451

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

Nicole Ralston
Saint Paul
651-487-1212

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Midway Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-644-7900

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Bj Thorkelson
Saint Paul


Alvarez, Ken
Saint Paul


Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
651-653-3456

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Cub Wine & Spirits - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-777-6909

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake
612-384-2980

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Westside Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-222-2337

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

Haskell's - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-714-4188

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