Jacob's Creek

By Bob on September 8, 2011 1:08 AM

The folks at Jacob's Creek invited us to a "virtual" tasting the other afternoon (and yes, I'd use air quotes " " even if I was telling you this story in person). Their idea? Send Boomer Headquarters five of Jacob's finest Reserve wines: Jacob's Creek  Barossa Dry Riesling, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay,  Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and its Barossa Shiraz, so we could give 'em a try.

We put the Jacob's Creek wines to the Boomer Brief test and virtually tasted our way through all five. The "virtual" (Air quotes again. I know, have me killed.) part of this tasting was that we were connected via the world wide intertube down to Australia where we "virtually" tasted alongside Jacob's Creek Chief Winemaker, Bernard Hickin. It was 9:30 a.m. Down Under and 5 p.m. in Colleywood when we popped our corks.


How'd it go? Virtually speaking...it went well. Let's to the tape digital media...


Jacob's Creek Reserve Wines



Corkscrewed Rating

I give all the Jacob's Creek Reserve Wines in this tasting 4 CORKS (out of 5).

Wines are rated on a scale of one-five corks. A one-cork wine is good for killing fire ants; five-cork wines are reserved for sharing with your very best friends or drinking whenever you have a good day.


About Me

I've been a wine lover since about 12 (that's not a typo). My earliest grape experience was probably at my cousin Nancy's wine tasting wedding rehearsal dinner (thanks for including me, Cuz!). Since then, I've graduated from Boone's Farm (Ugh! What was I thinking?) to a slightly more sophisticated palate. By the time I reached college I was the only guy in the dorm with a dog-eared copy of Frank Schoonmaker's, Encyclopedia of Wine (Hasting's House, 1965). Today, my tastes run more toward the reds, but I'm always on the lookout for great white wine to pair with fish or fowl. 
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