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Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 "Three Corner Jack" Red Blend, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .38%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Mr. Riggs
2014 "Three Corner Jack" Red Blend, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .38%
Ruby black color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of black raspberry a la mode, eucalyptus honey, and chocolate craisin with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length exotic spice, dried cherries and pomegranates, nuts, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A versatile, spicy and lively red for everyday enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth, oaky & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry a la mode, eucalyptus honey, and chocolate craisin
Taste Flavor: exotic spice, dried cherries and pomegranates, nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A versatile, spicy and lively red for everyday enjoyment.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Rd.
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 8383 2050

Their Portfolio

87 Battle Axe NV Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $24.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2013 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2013 "Piebald", Syrah, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Mr. Riggs 2013 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $36.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
86 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Deliquent", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
88 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Ring In", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
89 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Three Corner Jack" Red Blend, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
86 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Watervale", Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.00.
92 Mr. Riggs 2013 "The Magnet", Grenache, McLaren Vale 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Mr. Riggs NV Battle Axe Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Piebald", Syrah, Adelaide 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
95 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Magnet", Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
93 Mr. Riggs 2014 John Riggs "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
87 Mr. Riggs NV Battle Axe, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $18.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2014 The Elder, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 18% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2016 Sticky End, Viognier, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Mr. Riggs 2015 Piebald, Syrah, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2013 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $35.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2015 The Gaffer, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $18.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.99.
96 Mr. Riggs 2014 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
90 Mr. Riggs NV Sparkling Shiraz, McLaren Vale 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Mr. Riggs 2015 Piebald, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $41.99.
85 Mr. Riggs 2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2015 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.

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.