January 21, 2010

d'Arenberg 2008 Stump Jump Shiraz

the Stump Jump wine
This shiraz was purchased from wine.com - mainly because it was only $10 and ranked #82 in the top 100 wines of 2009 by Wine Spectator. What can I say, I'm a sucker for the cheap, ranked wine.

The cherry flavor is quite forward and stronger than expected. This paired well with pasta tonight, but is a bit too sweet and juicy for sipping without food. Earthy undertones make this an interesting wine. It's above average, but didn't knock my socks off. For $10, it's good...but as they say, good is the enemy of great. I'll rank it 6/10. $10 from Wine.com.


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bohzo (hello)

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CJeffCampbell said...

I accidently picked this one up again, not realizing I've already reviewed this. Also a 2008, interesting that I only paid $8 this time around. Guess not all bottles appreciate in value.