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2008 Shoofly White Blends or Varietals "The Freckle"

Shoofly 2008 The Freckle

Winery: Shoofly

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Freckle"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 40% Marsanne, 37% Roussanne, & 23% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $14

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 10, 2011

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored wine opens with notes of honey and orange zest. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and round. The flavor profile is a pleasant green pear with a hint of minerality, honey, and white pepper. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. Pair this affordable white with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We had a yearning for the classic (well in the Rhone anyway) combination of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viogner. Knowing one of our Langhorne McLaren Vale growers had a small patch of mature Marsanne and the famously "freckly" Roussanne in his midst, we went straight to the source and snared all he had. The result is a wine that takes you on a stroll through a summer orchard with aromas of peaches, white nectarines and spices leaping from the glass. Add to this a fleshy, succulent, honeysuckled-kissed palate that fills every nook and cranny and you’re off to the races! A touch of oak coupled with bright acidity is the perfect foil to the preceeding orgy of flavors. A wine to jump into right away.

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