2015 Cape Jaffa Wines Riptide Red Blend

An inspired, perhaps unique blend of 70% Viognier and 30% Shiraz that comes in a Riesling-type bottle. 
The juice of the Viognier is blended with the skins of Shiraz prior to fermentation to achieve a bright red wine with purple hues.

If you were blindfolded, you'd swear it was a white wine in the glass.

Apricot, blackberry, a little blueberry with scents of celery. Somewhat quirky but very interesting aromatics going on here.

Dry, light bodied with fine, soft tannins and a silky textured mouthfeel. Despite the dominance of the Viognier, the lesser amount of Shiraz gives the palate an elegant plush feel with its dark fruit and vanilla character. Lingering stone fruit flavours on the close. 

Another high bar set by the creative winemakers at Cape Jaffa Wines. Ground breaking, envelope-pushing, cutting edge, hip and chic. Give this one time in the fridge for maximum freshness and enjoyment. Recommended.  

Source: Sample courtesy of Cape Jaffa Wines. ABV: 14.5%. 
Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $29.00. Rating: 90+ Points. 
Website: https://www.capejaffawines.com.au

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