John's Blend

+61 8 8562 1820 18 Neil Avenue
Nuriootpa, 5355
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They had a vision of creating their own unique premium wine label - John’s Blend was the result. First vintaged in 1974, the Cabernet Sauvignon was created under this new label. John’s Blend was an instant success when it was released in 1977. The then youthful John had already worked with some of the greats of Australian wine, including John Vickery and starting work with Wolf Blass after graduating from the Oenology course in 1970. John’s Blend developed side-by-side with numerous Wine Show honours and John’s own prominent role in Wolf Blass Wines as the senior red winemaker. The result was hardly surprising; for John’s part in the story of Wolf Blass Wines, resulted in winning an unrivalled four of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophies for Australia’s top red wine 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1999. Also winning eleven Montgomery Trophies for the finest red wines at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, to name just a few of the awards. It would be fair to say that in Australia’s fine wine making fraternity Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Hey Paul, what is that second one?  The label appears to say John Duval Wines Entity.  I imagine it's a red blend.  I can't tell where it's from.Somehow, I've never had a Novy.  I do have to check that out.Also I assume you did yeoman's work cleaning out spam the last few days.  Thanks.  I deleted a bunch, but most of my weekend was devoted to t... Read More

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  • Several bottles showed up today:3 from Australia - L - Best's Great Western Victoria Bin No 1 Shiraz 2015M - The John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2015 (Love this guy.)R - Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Ready to Drink?)The 2015 D.V. Catena Tinto Historrico Red Blend Bought after reading this - "Domingo Vicente Catena, father of Ni... Read More

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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary 2015 CharacterFruit Earth Body Tannin Acid Alcohol  4   Egri Kékfrankos—aka Blaufränkisch from Eger, Hungary—is the most magical combination of place and grape. The story itself is enough to excite anyone, but the wine and its corresponding price is nothing short of ex... Read More

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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon this time. Keep scanning down the list, Cameron makes good juice at several levels.    Linus the dog, barrels aging in the cellar, and Tom Sivilli and John Paul bottling the 2016 Rosé. Linus the dog is a ruffian purple heeler (cross of a blue and red heeler), and the protog... Read More

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  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

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  • It was the 7th Annual Historic Vineyard Society Tour and Dinner. In past years it has been touring 3-4 vineyards followed by a dinner featuring wines from said sites. The event is set up as a fund raiser for the Non-Profit HVS but the expense involved in shuttling attendees from venue to venue in air conditioned tour busses was cost prohibitive.... Read More

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  • Yesterday we braved 104° temperatures in the Sonoma Valley to tour the iconic Pagani Ranch in Kenwood followed by dinner and some amazing wines. More in my next post. Read More

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  • OK, what's your favorite market in your area for buying good meats, dairy, produce, etc. when you want to prepare a proper meal, likely accompanied by wine? Or just for everyday living? And what do they provide that you value so?Last couple of times I was through San Fran I realized Bi-Rite in the Mission would be mine there. Very much appreciat... Read More

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  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to squeeze a French vineyard into their European holiday. “Is it possible to catch the spirit of Bordeaux in a couple of days?” With careful planning the answer’s “yes”.   I accompanied twelve CEO’s on a corporate two day ‘jolly’, sorry ‘educational visit’ to the vineyards of... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux or Bust!


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