A Stormy South African Red Blend for Jack’s 2nd Virtual Tasting – JACK’S WINE PICKS OF THE WEEK: 04/23/2020-04/30/2020
This Tuesday, the 28th, we will be hosting another Tipple’s virtual tasting! To be a part of it all you have to do is purchase the bottle, and sign up. You will receive your log in code, and will be set to participate. Space is limited, so if you are interested sign up today! And now for the featured wine!
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 04/23/2020-04/30/2020
OR while supplies last!
Stellenbosch Storm Point 2019
South Africa – Swartland
Wine Maker’s Notes: The unruly landscape and intense growing season of the Swartland is the bedrock for this wine. 2018 was a tough year for growers with yields down a fair bit though the quality was very high. The low-vigor, bush vines produce grapes of great intensity. Transparent Cinsault serves as the blank canvas for the wine with Syrah and Carignan painting the deeper colors. The grapes were hand harvested from early to mid-February and destemmed to tank, though roughly a quarter of the Syrah was left whole cluster. Gentle extraction through light pumpovers occurred for nearly two weeks with ML occurring naturally in the spring. It was matured in both tank and neutral French barriques for ten months.
Tasting Notes: Sexy aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, orange peel and chai tea with a hint of wet gravel. The palate is fresh and uplifting with notes of briary raspberry, morello cherry and wild lavender finished with an orange twist. This is an ethereal, vivid red blend that is perfect for any season or any occasion.
On Sale Thru 04/30: $16.49