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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Cape Jaffa 'Riptide' Red Blend 2015

"The Inspiration:  I was inspired by my travels to do something totally bizarre so blended white viognier juice with red Shiraz skins prior to fermentation."

Creative licence for the artist looking to have a bit of fun. Now comes in a tall, brown, Germanic Riesling-esque bottle. Stonefruit, squashed blueberry, a little raspberry. Curious, fruit-driven aromatic mix. 

I remember the 2014 of this wine, ah....there it is, the loose, open and slippery textured minx I remember. Light, nimble...airy - likely a word I'll come back to. More than a suggestion of stonefruit on the back palate. 


Doesn't seem like it will have length - yet it keeps on giving. Smashed this down with a Rio 2016 inspired Feijoa (with added chilli). Enjoyable. 90

Tasted on: Tuesday 16th August, a Fruit to Root
Source: Sample
Price: $29
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.capejaffawines.com.au

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