Full Review

Cliff 79

Cliff 79
NV Cabernet-Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$6.49

Cliff 79
NV Cabernet-Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry jam on raisin toast, milk chocolate covered marshmallow, and hint of violet and orange gums with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, snappy finish that exhibits notes of nut brittle. A pleasant everyday red that will be nice with burgers and spaghetti.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & New World
Aroma Aroma: cherry jam on raisin toast, milk chocolate covered marshmallow, and hint of violet and orange gums
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nut brittle
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cheeseburger, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant everyday red that will be nice with burgers and spaghetti.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

Their Portfolio

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BR Bú NV Tempranillo, Spain 13% (Spain) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Bú NV Viura-Airen-Verdejo, Spain 12% (Spain) $6.00.
BR Cliff 79 NV Cabernet-Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49. - Bronze Medal
85 Etienne Marceau NV 5, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc 13% (France) $7.00.
86 Nobella NV Viura, Spain 12% (Spain) $4.99.
89 Pereira 2017 Red Blend, Vinho Regional Lisboa 13.5% (Portugal) $5.00.
88 RH Phillips 2016 Syrah, California 13.9% (USA) $7.99.
BR RH Phillips 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
85 RH Phillips 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $7.00.
88 Seaside 2015 Syrah, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 Seaside 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
BR Veraci NV Sauvignon Blanc, Italy 12% (Italy) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Veraci NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy 12.5% (Italy) $7.00.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 212, Shiraz, Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49.
86 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 313, Chardonnay, Australia 12.5% (Australia) $6.49.
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88 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 414, Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $6.49.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 212, Shiraz, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $6.49.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 313 , Chardonnay, Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49.

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.