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Charlotte Dalton "What a Ride" Red 2021


Name: "What a Ride" Red
Producer: Charlotte Dalton
Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide Hills
Type: Red
Grape(s): Shiraz, carignan

This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s June 2022 box, curated by sommelier Paula de Pano. Learn more about our June wines and join Eater Wine Club today! Join Eater Wine Club today!

Tasting notes on the wine: 

"This is fresh, bright, tart, even gulpable – not really what one thinks of immediately when drinking shiraz. The carginan holds its own in the mix, elevating the more ripe fruit of shiraz by pulling it back. It tempers the bolder and darker flavors of shiraz with its tarter red fruit flavors, resulting in a wine tasting more like a cold bowl of summer berry parfait rather than a blackberry pie. I wouldn’t mind this with some crusty sourdough bread and a (very) large dollop of chicken liver mousse with a thin layer of sour cherry jelly." — Paula de Pano

About the winemaker: 

"New Zealander Charlotte Hardy (Dalton is her middle name) launched her wines in 2005 to bring joy with the wines she makes. Indeed, even on the outset, her wine labels are unbound in their creativity." — Paula de Pano