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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Pepperjack Barossa Red Blend 2012
Pepperjack Barossa Red Blend 2012
(search item no. 129602)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has lots of upfront fruit while having a soft round structure and a slight hint of oak. The aromas and flavors show fresh berries, plums and vanilla. The palate is rich and plush with good structure. The soft velvety tannins provide balance and length. This wine can be enjoyed now, but will also improve with short term cellaring.

Blend: 78% Shiraz, 11.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Merlot, 3.1% Malbec, 2% Grenache, 1% Sangiovese, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Tempranillo.

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About Pepperjack:

The Pepperjack range is a tribute to the Barossa's rich heritage and from one of Australia’s most famous winery’s – Saltram Wine Estates, established in 1859.

Some of Saltram's earliest wines were red blends of numerous varieties. Sourced from vineyards immediately surrounding the Saltram Winery, located in the Barossa sub-region of Angaston.

Pepperjack Winemaker Richard Mattner, has respect for the traditional winemaking techniques and is also dynamic and imaginative with his modern wine styles. Through Pepperjack, he is creating wines that reflect his passion for this special region.