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Rubus

Rubus
2014 Proprietary Reserve Red, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

Rubus
2014 Proprietary Reserve Red, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of huckleberries and nougat with a silky, fruity light body and a sleek, cheery finish conveying notes of melon, apple, spice, and root beer with a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice fruity red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: huckleberries and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of melon, apple, spice, and root beer
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity red.

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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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.