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%
84 Points
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

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.