Pfaffl Austrian Cherry 2008

Red Blends from Austria

Item No. 103330
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • W&S91
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red color. Pronounced fresh cherry and sour cherry aromas with spice notes. Round and juicy on the palate, with flavors of dark cherry and spice against a backdrop of soft tannins.

Wonderful with steak and burgers thanks to its concentration of fruit flavors, and versatile enough to pair with pasta dishes and pizza.

100% Zweigelt

Critical Acclaim

"Whether or not you approve of the name, this is an impressive zweigelt, its dark cherry and raspberry flavors gaining complexity from hints of game and wood smoke. The contrast between juicy fruitiness and edgier, earthier components creates vibrant tension."
91 Points

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PSB - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Great value. Similar to a full-bodied Pinot, IMO. Would love to see more wines from this region.
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Melbell - Frisco, TX (read all my reviews)

This wine was smooth and mildly sweet. Was a huge hit at a gourmet party. Paired well with all, but spicy tamales.
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MichiganCliffy - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Style: Light & Fruity
Interesting. Smooth and a bit fruity. I think I'll stick with Pinots instead.
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Learn About Pfaffl

Roman Pfaffl has stood at the helm of his family"s acclaimed Austrian wine estate for over 30 years. During this time Roman, together with his wife and children, has focused on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austrian terroir through their depth, minerality and balance. The family"s dedication to quality has earned Weingut R&A Pfaffl a reputation as the leading...

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Learn About Austria

The country of Austria is steadily growing in both wine production and quality. The rise in popularity can be partly attributed to the success of Grüner Veltliner, the most-planted grape of Austria. As a landlocked country Austria has a decidedly continental climate. Most Austrian wine comes from the region of Lower Austria, which happens to be located in the northeast corner...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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