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Santo Cristo Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain
88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC Private Wine Stores: $16.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639385
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WineScores' Review

Jam, smooth, juicy.
The Santo Cristo co-operative is a winery with vineyards around the village of Ainzon in the heart of the Camp de Borja DO. Vines have been cultivated there since the Middle Ages, they belonged to the nearby large monastery of Veruela. The Santo Cristo co-op was founded in 1956, and is now one of the most modern in Spain.
As is typical, joven (young) wines are made to be fresh, they see no oak and are meant to be consumed early. This one, made from old vine (around 40-years) Garnacha is already showing its age with aromas of strawberry jam, licorice, vanilla, dried cherries, soy sauce and molasses. Smooth on the tongue it has juicy acidity and cocoa tannins. Easy to drink, but drink now.


 
Recommended Pairings
Barbeque, Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-08-11 15:31:01.0

 

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