Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2011

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

$12.99
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Item No. 114185
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz is packed with fresh, juicy flavors of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with dark chocolate undertones. Striking a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, this refreshing and approachable wine is great to sip on its own and matches up equally well with meat dishes, cheeses, and desserts.

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La-La - Alameda, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/2/2012)
I always prefer white wine, and today this is my new FAV!!! I love this it taste so great, it is sweet and it does not leave a bad taste in your mouth at all. You have to try this, its the best red wine in my opinion!!
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DebraZebra - Lindenhurst, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/3/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
Pair with: Meat, Pasta, Dessert, Cheese
TOP-NOTCH: Do not pass up on this. Very drinkable, but you should appreciate a fuller-bodied fruit & honey taste. Velvety, bright top-notes; definite dark chocolate finish that lingers (but NOT in a bad way -- trust me!) I would feel comfortable pairing this with anything, 100% -- and pricewise it's a superb value.
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Joel Zysman - Miami Beach, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/24/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
This wine was an absolutely wonderful surprise. It is sweet and fruity while still being a very nice wine. It tastes like a sangria straight out of the bottle.
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Learn About Jam Jar

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz was born out of the realization that there are not a lot of options available to consumers seeking quality sweet red wine. This fresh, fruity, semi-sweet Shiraz aims to fill that void. Most of the grapes are grown in Paarl, a region with Rhône-like climate that is ideal for Shiraz cultivation, and production is overseen by critically acclaimed winemaker Bruwer Raats. The brand’s packaging has a nostalgic, “retro” feel inspired by classic red and white checkered jam jar lids. Jam Jar is sweet perfection…Simple, pure, and honest.”

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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