I’m not sure what to make of this wine, a little confused. I tasted it this afternoon and wasn’t too excited with the experience. I thought it had too much acid, was off-balance a bit and didn’t show much of a finish either. Now it’s about 4 hours later, trying some more and I’m really liking it. Nice fruit forward wine, still not a great finish but actually a quite nice flavor. Nothing complex, red fruits, herbal on the nose – medium to light bodied. It’s an ok everyday wine. My issue is with the price. I can easily find wines as good as this for a few bucks less. This site is a lot about finding you the best value in the bottle. Although I have no problems with Stump Jump 2009 and am enjoying it, it’s hard to recommend when I can find the same experience for 3 or 4 dollars less. there’s just nothing unique enough in the bottle to warrant the extra few dollars. So, I’ll drink it with a small but when I show up at the cash it probably won’t be in my cart.
This video is about another of D’Arenberg’s wines – The Stump Jump white blend 2009 but he talks a bit about the wine make and is very pleasant to listen to – so why not.
..and since he mentions the winemaker, Mr. Osborn – here he is discussing his methods & wines.