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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Rubus Low Yield Shiraz-Viognier 2010
Rubus Low Yield Shiraz-Viognier 2010
(search item no. 115391)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier, this richly concentrated Barossa Shiraz is indicative of the style for which Australia's top production region is famous. The wine is dark in color, rich and dense. There are ample tannins balanced by the powerful fruit. You will note the hints of blackberries, mint, and eucalyptus flavors upfront and in the finish.

Try Rubus Shiraz-Viognier with rich dishes like lamb shank, Osso bucco, beef steak or roast duck.

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About Rubus:

Rubus is a private label created and used by Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD in order to buy, bottle and market wine found at incredible quality/price ratio. All Rubus wines are selected by Fran Kysela MS. It was first used for a superb batch of 1,200 cases of Amador county Zinfandel back in 1997. The wine sold in a few days and the Rubus brand was not used since then.

During a trip in California in 2009, when Fran Kysela tasted some incredible wines (available in bottle but without label), he decided to help resurect the brand creating an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap district in Napa Valley (California), followed by an excellent Chardonnay from Russian River Valley (California). The latest addition to the Rubus line is a Shiraz/Viognier blend from the Barossa in Australia.

Rubus is now its own brand representing quality for the consumer and an incredible price along the way.