Aged 12 years this wine still has lots to offer. Dark red with hints of plum and cedar. Mellow with age and soft grape and pepper spice with a nice finish.
Name: Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Maker: Jacob’s Creek
88 Points – $12
Golden yellow in color with lemon and green apple smell and a taste of apple, grapefruit and lemon on the finish. Good. Serve chilled.
Name: Reif Estate Riesling
Region: Niagara, Canada
Maker: Reif Winery
88 Points – $15
Cornas is 100% syrah made from old vines on property in the northern Rhone Valley. It undergoes a long maceration and is fermented 18 months in oak. It is black in color with aromas of raspberries, fruit and oak. Smooth and well rounded mouth of fruit and cassis with a supple long peppery finish. Truely a good Cornas. Would be great with meat or stronger cheeses.
Name: Cornas Arenes Sauvages
Region: Rhone, France
Maker: Cave de Tain L’Hermitage
90 Points – $45
Dark Ruby color with a blackberry and leather nose. Tasting of fruit, cherry and blackberry with a long peppery finish. 90 point. A Bourdeau wine from the higher (haut) area of Medoc. Bourdeau wines are a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes with the occasional addition of malbec or other minor regional grapes.
Grape: Red Blend; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Maker: Chateau Bernadotte
Price Range: 45 Dollars
Alcohol: 13 %