(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Stump Jump Red has a nose of ripe and juicy red fruits and fresh plums mixed with dark cherry, rhubarb and cardamon. The palate is soft and generous, with juicy fresh red berries, mulberry and a hint of pomegranate. Underlying is a more subtle layer of plum stone, star anise and cinnamon which adds complexity and interest, with soft powdery tannins to finish.
A voluminous, sweet fruit, mulberry, raspberry, spicy and earthy nose leads through to the palate showing the same flavors as the aromas. A great round glycerol sweetness fills the mouth with a touch of fresh, ripe fruit tannins on the aftertaste.Once picked, the fruit is gently crushed in our 'Demoisy' open mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and pumped into traditional headed down fermenters. Following fermentation, The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre is gently pressed by our nineteenth Centur...
Wine Spectator"This dry, lively, refreshing style brims with pear, citrus and a touch of resin as the fruit lingers effusively. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported."
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 161 on Oct-05