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Rippon Estate, Osteiner 2006

Also from the Jug Shop's tasting "Weird Ass Whites Under $20." Rippon Estate is in Central Otago, New Zealand and they are some of the only people, it seems, making wine from the Osteiner - a varietal that, rumor has it, is genetically identical to the Mission.  The Mission is commonly grown in California and ends up in the produce department in the super market.  This is a jammy white and almost tastes like Concord grape juice.  It is just barely 11% alcohol so the fruit really come through.  Very unique.  We bought one for $17.

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