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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
Best Buy

Zonte’s Footstep
2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Aromas of charred ramps, cedar, compressed watermelon, and nag champa with a satiny, dry medium-full body and a warming, elegant, very long balsamic strawberry, jerky, and sassafras finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fragrant red that is sure to enchant dinner guests.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: charred ramps, cedar, compressed watermelon, and nag champa
Taste Flavor: balsamic strawberry, jerky, and sassafras
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fragrant red that is sure to enchant dinner guests.

The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83

Their Portfolio

88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Sangiovese-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $27.50.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $27.50.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Blackberry Patch, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Canto , Sangiovese, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Love Symbol , Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $48.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper, Shiraz Cabernet, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, Mclaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $17.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.

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.