Shuttle Buns: Wine Review

General Information

Wine: Shuttle Buns

Vintage: 2013

Grape Content: 100% Marechal Foch

Price: $20.00

Recommended Pairing: Blackberries, Salmon, Dark Chocolate.

Winery: 65 Vines

Location: Rogers, WI

Acquired: Gift

Kara’s Scorecard

Appearance:  2 -Good with clear characteristic color.

  • Comments: Ruby/Purple, Bright, Slight Reflect, Medium Body+ Translucence

Aroma:  -Pleasant/ Good. Characteristic.

  • Comments: Strong, Earthy, Fruity, Faint oak.

Taste: -Smooth, characteristic of the variety. May have minor imperfections.

  • Comments: Lighter than anticipated, spicy.

Aftertaste:  3 -Excellent. Lingering outstanding.

  • Comments: Aftertaste is pleasant.

Overall Impression: 1 -Good.

  • Comments: Plum flavors, drier than anticipated.

Total Score:  14 – Good.

  • Comments: What I liked most about this wine was its strong bouquet, long lasting aftertaste with purple-like color and slight translucence. I found the taste to be lighter and brighter than anticipated. Oak hints felt natural. What I disliked, imperfections in taste and how the flavors relate to each other. Balance could be improved.

 

Ross’ Scorecard

Appearance: 3 – Brilliant with a characteristic color.

  • Comments: Fairly dark, deep purple. Good clarity.

Aroma: 3 – Pleasant bouquet.

  • Comments: Boozy, hint of oak, fruit is less forward.

Taste: 5- Strong flavor. Excellent balance and body but not outstanding. 

  • Comments: Fruit is prominent on the palate. Dark flavors, cherry, bright.

Aftertaste: 2- Pleasant aftertaste.

  • Comments: Acid lingers on the palate. Good overall.

Overall Impression: 1- Good.

  • Comments: Not much for aroma. Tastes young.

Total Score: 14- Good.

  • Discussion: Ross and I debated what type of grapes were in this wine- (as we did not know it at the time of the tasting). We were puzzled at the complexity and enjoyed the unique flavors. I later wrote to the winemaker for a disclosure and he openly disclosed the varietal and welcomed us to his winery during open season. From the website, I gather that they are a family-run business, which I love to support.

 

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