By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.jacobscreek.us
Few wines scream summertime refreshment like bubbly and even fewer wash back picnic-friendly foods like fried chicken, hot dogs and potato salad than pink-ones.
All the way from Australia, this 2009 Jacob’s Creek has the right combination of bubbles, dryness and flavor profile to make most any summertime picnic or bbq a memorable one.
- Alcohol: 9%
- TA: 9.0% alc/vol.
- ph: 3.06
- Price: $13
Nose: Super light notes of pears, melon, strawberry and sour cherry coming through for me. I also get nice notes of white and pink peppercorns with a bit of what nerds candy smells like.
Taste: This wine reminds me of a semi-sweet fruit salad that had someone pour some club soda into it. It’s light, fresh, not too sweet and has a good sense of balance that makes this one of the most refreshing summertime wines I can think of. Love the combination of bubbles, fruit and finish.