A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"


Wine of the Month: Fox Creek JSM Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2001 ($20)

November 23rd, 2003

Fox Creek is an Australian winery located in the McLaren Vale region. JSM is a blend of Shiraz (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The wine has a deep plum color and a bouquet of cherries and spice. The Cabernets add tannin to the blend, providing good backbone to support the fruit of the Shiraz. The wine is medium to full bodied, and has layers of cherries, blackberries, cedar, pepper and spice. JSM can be cellared for a few years, but is drinking well today.


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