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2007 Juno Cape Maidens Shiraz

This wine turned out to be a very solid effort even though I was prone not to purchase it from the label art. A bad habit because I know good wine actually does come from bottles with nice art on the front every now and then.

I have since found out the label was produced by the artist Tertia du Toit, who happens to be one of the founders of the winery. It won us over immediately when opened. The aromas of earthy fall leaf piles mingled with the smells of ripe blackberries almost jumped out of the bottle.

As it was poured, the aromas were confirmed to be as pronounced in the glass as they were in the bottle. The flavor profile strayed from the usual jammy fruit we are used to seeing from down under and leaned more towards a structured terroir driven wine. Nice balance with blueberry and vanilla notes leading to oak and spice soft mouthfeel and supple tannins finish out the experience. ~Marc Hinton

Rating: 89 | $12 | 14.5% ABV

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Marc has over twenty years experience in the food & wine industry and is committed to celebrating hospitality with pride. He is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. Follow Marc on twitter @macdaddy_m

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4 Responses to “2007 Juno Cape Maidens Shiraz”

  1. Thanks for the positive review!!

    Johan du Toit (Juno Wine Company CEO)

  2. Johan,

    It’s nice to see the head honcho keeping an eye on things,
    and I forgot to mention this was not a sample (which by the way we accept for reviews)and it was money well spent.

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