This week, I'm on my own when it comes to choosing wines, which has proved to be a disaster in the past. Whenever I go digging around in our boxes of wine, carefully trying to select a wine that isn't one of Ryan's more expensive bottles, I ultimately end up opening a wine that retails for a hundred dollars or more. What can I say? I have expensive taste. For someone with my limited wine knowledge, reading labels, and trying to make an educated guess, is like playing bottle roulette.
So, while Ryan explores and tastes his way through Oregon's Willamette Valley this week, I decided to take a trip to Safeway and find myself a great, economical red for everyday drinking. As I browsed the shelves, I remembered the Borsao Tinto from Spain, Ryan and I have shared in the past. Borsao is primarily Garnacha, and a bit of Tempranillo. The result of this 2008 blend is a dark, smoky, medium bodied wine, tasting of black cherry and blackberry. Its a whole lot of wine for about $6.00 a bottle. Problem solved.
Breathe easy Ryan, I won't be opening any pricey Cabernet or Pinot in your absence. We can open those next week to celebrate your return. Cheers!