Wine: Shuttle Buns
Grape Content: 100% Marechal Foch
Recommended Pairing: Blackberries, Salmon, Dark Chocolate.
Winery: 65 Vines
Location: Rogers, WI
Appearance: 2 -Good with clear characteristic color.
- Comments: Ruby/Purple, Bright, Slight Reflect, Medium Body+ Translucence
Aroma: 4 -Pleasant/ Good. Characteristic.
- Comments: Strong, Earthy, Fruity, Faint oak.
Taste: 4 -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.
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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