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Jip Jip Rocks

Jip Jip Rocks
2016 Estate Grown, Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Jip Jip Rocks
2016 Estate Grown, Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Dark black violet color. Aromas and flavors of wet earth, blackberry jam, saddle, and smoked poblano pepper with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of lavender, twigs and stems, and dried pomegranate with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. Well-integrated aromas and flavors along with a rustic yet refined edge make adventurous wine drinkers beg for another sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: wet earth, blackberry jam, saddle, and smoked poblano pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of lavender, twigs and stems, and dried pomegranate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Well-integrated aromas and flavors along with a rustic yet refined edge make wine drinkers seeking adventure beg for another sip.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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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.