Borsao Tres Picos: 2012 Sommelier's Choice by Sommelier Journal

Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2010, from Campo de Borja, Spain, was named the 2012 Sommelier’s Choice by Sommelier Journal following an extensive nominating and blind-tasting process.

Since 2009, Sommelier Journal has published an annual Sommelier’s Choice listing of the most memorable releases tasted that year, as selected by Sommelier Journal’s editors and regular writers, along with other leading wine professionals.This year, the magazine opened up the nominating process to its professional subscribers, in addition to the experts consulted in previous years. Each was allowed to select one wine, the only restrictions being that it must have been available on the U.S. market in 2012 and that it could not be represented commercially by the nominator. After this process, which was conducted by e-mail in October, there were 76 nominees. The Hot Picks selected by Sommelier Journal editors during 2012 were then added, making a final total of 159 wines eligible for Sommelier’s Choice. This year, the magazine opened up the nominating process to its professional subscribers, in addition to the experts consulted in previous years.

The editor David Vogels, said. “We don’t do points, so a simple ranked-order system weighted toward finishing higher made sense”.

And opening up the nominations to our professional subscribers made the process more democratic than you see in other ‘wine of the year’ lists.

There are nine categories which were divided into on the basis of variety and origin: The Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2010 from Campo de Borja, Spain, was named Sommelier’s Choice by Sommelier Journal in the category Mediterranean Reds.

Other categories were: Aromatic Whites, Rieslings and Loire Whites, Rhône and Mediterranean Whites, Chardonnays, Rosés, Pinot Noir-Based Reds, Rhône and Southern French Reds Bordeaux Reds.

For more details about Tres Picos, visit their new website: www.bodegasborsao.com

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