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Jost Vineyards 4 Skins Wine Review

Jost Vineyards 4 Skins

Jost Vineyards 4 Skins

Malagash Peninsula, NS, Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.99

Drink: 2012-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Jost Vineyards

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

More Vintages: 2010 

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Originally tried this Nova Scotia red wine on a family trip to PEI in 2015. I will admit here in writing that the label made me do it! I enjoyed it very much. Cut to 4 years later - my cousin brings a bottle from New Brunswick so it's time to taste and compare.

There's no indication of vintage anywhere on the bottle but purchased in March 2019. The wine is still a deep ruby red colour, imparted from the skins of four hybrid grapes - Castel, Lucie Kuhlmann, Marechal Foch and Leon Millot, all of which hold up to the Nova Scotia Maritime climate. This is a medium+ bodied red with aromas of red and black fruit (blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum and cherry), sliver of chocolate, some bramble and blackcurrant leaf.
The palate is soft with similarities to the aromas but cherry turns to sour cherry in the mouth. Acidity is balanced and tannins are practically polished. I enjoyed a long, velvet finish of sour cherry and chocolate. Perfect with Friday night burgers grilled to perfection.

Winemaker suggested pairings: roasted venison, prime rib roast, hearty Italian cuisine.

This wine has won many Atlantic Canada Awards in the past. Good value at $19.99 through the winery.
JOST pronounced YOST
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

I picked up this bottle during a recent trip to New Brunswick and it was a pleasant surprise. It is a blend of 4 grapes - Castel, Marechal Foch, Leon Millot & Lucie Kuhlman., It is purple with lots of dark fruit aromas such as blueberry, blackberry, plum & cherry along with notes of dark chocolate. It is full bodied and well balanced with those dark fruit flavours following through on the palate leading into a nice medium finish. This will pair well with BBQ meats such as burgers, steak and ribs. Tasted on November 26, 2017.

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