NV Ripper Red
NY - Lake Erie and Australia
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, OH, NY, TX, CA, FL, VA, IL and 32 other states.
The terribly harsh winters of 2014 and 2015 wiped out our local Syrah vineyards and left us in a pickle because the Syrah was so good and we miss it. So, we turned to our friends Down Under and made a really nice Shiraz from the wonderful Aussie juices we have been importing.
Ripper Red brings two great complementary wines together – our Down-Under Shiraz and local Noiret. The result is a fantastic blend which in Australia, they’d say was a ripper. Ripper Red is intensely colored with great berry aromas, light oak, a bit of pepper, and a long, lightly tannic finish. Even though it is a dry wine the luscious berry fusion of the two varieties creates a perception of mild sweetness that appeals to any palate.
So, fire up the barbie and enjoy with all manner of grilled meats. It’s a Ripper, Mate! Drink, Enjoy, Repeat.
Current Vintage Awards
Bronze Medal – 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2018 Great American International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2018 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Long (Greater than 5 years)
Total Cases: 67
Harvest Dates: April 2015 (Shiraz), October 2016 (Noiret)
Vineyard: Olde Chautauqua Farms (Noiret)
Bottling Date: December 2017, January 2019
Release Date: January 2019
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 19.4 (Noiret); 23.8 (Shiraz)
Titratable Acidity, g/L: 5.7 (Noiret); 4.8 (Shiraz)
pH at Bottling: 3.68
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
Blend/Composition: 67% Shiraz; 33% Noiret
Fermentation: On the skins for 7 days with punch down 2-3 times per day
Yeast: ICV D80
Aging: 12 months in first and second use French and American oak barrels
We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders. If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.
Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.
For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.