Intense red in color with a nose of blueberry and exotic fruits. Full well rounded mouth of fruit and spice with a lingering finish.
A collaborative effort of the French M.Chapoutier and Napa’s A. Terlato.
More of their story at http://www.terlatochapoutier.com
Name: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier
Grape: Shiraz Viognier
Region: Victoria, Australia
Maker: Terlato & Chapoutier
90 Points – $58
Dark red color with hints of cedar, blackberry and blueberry. Full plush mouth of fruit with a long soft finish. A very french style syrah unlike most peppery Australian.
Name: La Lune Mount Benson
Maker: Cappa Jaffa Wines
91 Points – $35
This wine is dark ruby red with a fine full nose of berries and spices. A full creamy mouthful of blueberries, fruit and spices with a well rounded full finish. A great wine for any steak.
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
93 Points – $30
Very dark opaque wine with a nose of Black cherry and blueberries. Flavors of berry and lots of pepper. Long finish with zesty tannins. From the Sonoma Valley winery established in 1895. Number 10 wine of 2008. A very good Zin.
Name: Sonoma Zinfandel
Mainly Negrette – a 12th century grape exclusive to the region north of Toulouse. Dark black in color with a nose of blackcurrant and leather. Flavors of blackcurrant, blueberries and licorice. The 2002 vintage is well aged with a smooth finish.
Grape: Negrette, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Maker: Chateau Bellevue La Foret