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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2001
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2001
(search item no. 54942)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended the 19th century vineyards at their d'Arenberg Winery located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The Osborns are proud to release The Stump Jump range of premium McLaren Vale wines, so named as the land for many of the region's old vineyards was originally cleared using the Stump Jump plough. This South Australian invention enabled the ploughshare to jump over the gnarled "mallee" Eucalypt roots, saving valuable time and resources. The Stump Jump red from the 1999 vintage is based on the Grenache (85%) and Shiraz (15%) grape varieties. Originating in the Rhone Valley of France, Grenache and Shiraz are the backbone varieties of the McLaren Vale region. Once picked, the fruit is gently crushed in our "Demoisy" open mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and pumped into traditional headed down open fermenters. Following fermentation, The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz is gently pressed by our 19th Century "Coq" and "Bromley & Tregoning" basket presses prior to oak maturation. This is a rich, soft and flavorsome red in the traditional McLaren Vale style. Mulberry and plum flavors from the Grenache combine with the blackberry, spice and white pepper of the Shiraz. Best server at room temperature, this wine will gain added complexity with careful cellaring over the next 2-5 years.
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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.