Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Appellation:  Barossa Valley
Country:  Australia

State:  South Australia

County:  

Region:  Barossa
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Ross Estate  North Ridge  Blended Red Mike Taylor Very good  2002  $17.00
The last bottle of Ross Estate I had was their Grenache. Since the others were so good, I had similar expectations when I tasted their 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Shiraz (40%) - Barossa Valley North Ridge bottling.

The wine shows an opaque ruby/purple color. The nose is filled with Licorice, dark berries and spice along with a scattering of herbaceous, chocolate and pencil shavings. In the mouth, the wine quickly reveals its food friendly structure. Fresh acidity and dusty tannins provide a solid backbone. An ample body and ripe fruit flavors wrap the palette and part with a lingering finish. This is a sound offering from Ross Estate.
 
 
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Date added: January 02, 2007
 
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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