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

Total Wine & More - Bloom
Bloomington
(952) 835-6063

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
(952) 893-5440

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

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

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

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
(952) 890-4000

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen


Haskell's - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
(952) 345-1115

Cheers - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
(952) 949-6946

The Vintage
Chanhassen
(952) 975-9175

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

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

Alma Restaurant
Minneapolis
(612) 379-4909

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
(612) 339-4040

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
(612) 827-5811

Zipp's
Minneapolis
(612) 333-8686

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

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
(612) 825-4401

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
(612) 871-1511

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
(612) 825-4411

Cafe Lurcat
Minneapolis
(612) 374-1776

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
(612) 871-2500

Lake & Irving Restaurant
Minneapolis
(612) 401-5955

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
(612) 384-2980

Kings Wine Bar
Minneapolis
(612) 354-7928

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
(612) 333-2434

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
(952) 470-2062

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
(952) 938-5532

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
(952) 544-4456

U.s. Liquor & Wine
Minnetonka
(952) 912-9797

Lunds & Byerly's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
(952) 541-1414

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


Hy-vee - Oakdale
Oakdale
(651) 417-3160

Premier Wine & Spirits
Osseo
(763) 425-4680

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
(763) 553-9198

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
(507) 285-0848

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

Fairview Wines & Spirits
Roseville
(651) 636-7229

St Anthony Village # 1
St Anthony
(612) 782-3451

Liquor Boy
St Louis Park
(952) 512-2200

Knollwood Liquors
St Louis Park
(952) 938-2783

Midway Liquor Store
St Paul
(651) 644-7900

Sharrett's
St Paul
(651) 645-8629

Thomas Liquor
St Paul
(651) 699-1860

First Grand Liquors
St Paul
(651) 227-7039

Solo Vino
St Paul
(651) 602-9515

Yarmo Liquor
St Paul
(651) 698-0707

Haskell's - St Paul
St Paul
(651) 698-8844

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwate
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

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

Cub Wine & Spirits - Wbl
White Bear Lake


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

West Side Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
(320) 235-1600

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

Haskell's - Woodbury
Woodbury
(651) 714-4188

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