Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Stump Jump

In this months issue of Food and Wine they had an article about 10 great wines under $10. I ran in to one of them today at World Market and thought I would try it. Turns out when I came home and double check that the magazine reviewed the 2005 and I bought the 2004. Oh well, here it is...
The Stump Jump 2004 Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre is a Rhone blend from Southern Australia by d'Arenberg. It has red cherries, vanilla and a touch of earth on the nose. Medium bodied with tart berries, raspberry with tannins taking over at the mid-palate ending in a nice finish. Letting this sit for a while in the glass the raspberries also comes through on the nose and the fruit on the palate gets a little sweeter and rounder. According to my taste it should be drunk now, not cellared, as it will continu to loose it's fruit.
This is rated 87 by Robert Parker and 88 by Wine Enthusiast, and cost me $8.99 today at World Market. So head out to your local CostPlus World Market or order it online at http://www.wine-searcher.com/. This is a really nice wine for the price.

1 comment:

Box Wines said...

I picked up a bottle of Stump Jump Red at Trader Joe's and liked it a lot. I linked to your comments - I agree, it's a nice wine for the price.