d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2007
Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
A blend of 50% Grenache, 29% Shiraz and 21% Mourvedre.
An aromatic nose is of ripe fruits, Christmas pudding, white pepper corns and boiled rhubarb
notes. The approachable palate is dominated by red berries, licorice and savory notes with lovely soft tannins and herbal edges. Its softness and balance of fruit and tannin make it extremely approachable at this young age.
"Soft and open-textured, with plum and spice flavors that linger on the juicy finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre."
"d'Arenberg's reds begin with the 2007 The Stump Jump Red, a Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre blend which was whole berry fermented. Fragrant and fruity, it has plenty of crisp, crunchy fruit, ripe flavors, and a lengthy close."
The Wine Advocate
Pleasant fruity flavor reminiscent of berries and cherries, not much nose, rather light, very little bite.
Easily drinkable red with a peppery finish, reminiscent of some very young bottles of pinot noir. Soft and silky at first, then transitions into harsher, spicy flavors.
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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...
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Learn About McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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