YALUMBA Y-Series Shiraz, South Australia, 2013
A 14.5% alcohol, 100% Shiraz blend of wines from vineyards in the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Plains, and Virginia. The grapes were picked at night to minimize exposure to heat and sun and fermented in a combination of upright tanks with pump-overs and horizontal rotary fermenters, with 3-5 days of maceration before finishing in barrel. Malo-lactic fermentation is in barrel. Deep-purple in color with well formed legs; almost dry, full-bodied with softly balanced acidity and medium-chewy phenolics. Rich and grapey with sweet, mostly black fruit with a bit of darker red (red cherry and raspberry) fruit to go with notes of coffee, coffee grounds, and earth with hints of white and black pepper and warm baking spices. Perfect for the advent of cooler weather and the richer braised and/or grilled meats that come with it. Spec’s Score: 89.
Sartori Espresso Bellavitano
This cheese won Gold at the 2014 International Cheese Awards and is a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert! It is hand-rubbed with freshly roasted espresso into sweet, sugary Bellavitano wheels aged to creamy perfection. Try this with a nice piece of pumpkin pie. Pairs well with Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir, or even a nice stout or porter beer. 5.3oz
Ingredients1 ˝ oz dark rum
2 ˝ oz apple juice
2 ˝ oz ginger ale
Splash of cherry juice
Cherries for garnish
DirectionsFill a glass halfway with crushed ice. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
Garnish with cherries and enjoy!
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