Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    South Africa    South Africa   
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Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2012
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2012
(search item no. 122313)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Crafted in a lighter style than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semisweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy berries with dark chocolate undertones. Refreshing and approachable with the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, it is a versatile food wine. Best served slightly chilled.
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About Jam Jar:

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz was born out of the realization that there are not a lot of options available to consumers seeking quality sweet red wine. This fresh, fruity, semi-sweet Shiraz aims to fill that void. Most of the grapes are grown in Paarl, a region with Rhône-like climate that is ideal for Shiraz cultivation, and production is overseen by critically acclaimed winemaker Bruwer Raats. The brand’s packaging has a nostalgic, “retro” feel inspired by classic red and white checkered jam jar lids. Jam Jar is sweet perfection…Simple, pure, and honest.”


Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    Vacqueyras    France - Rhone   
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Dom. le Couroulu Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique 2010
Dom. le Couroulu Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique 2010
(search item no. 127466)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. It undergoes a long, 20-day maceration period and is aged in large oak casks for two years before bottling. This big, spicy, robust, somewhat jammy wine represents exceptional value. It is an excellent match for grilled ribs, sausages, and steaks as well as roasts and stews of lamb, beef and game. Robert Parker consistently acclaims the Couroulu Vacqueyras as one of the finest wines of its appellation.
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