Bodegas Picos, Campo di Borja “Loteta” 2015 – $10.99
Campo di Borja is a wine region in northwestern Spain that specializes in the Garnacha grape. It is the source of both the superstar value Borsao/Vinja Borgia line and the luxurious Alto Moncayos. “Loteta” from Bodegas Picos is a worthy addition to that pantheon. Dark, saturated old-vine Garnacha contributes black raspberry flavors and aromas. Red-fruited Tempranillo lightens the blend with Cabernet adding black currant notes. They are in roughly equal proportions, with a bit more Garnacha. With lush fruit and excellent depth, this is an amazing value and, of course, stunningly delicious.