Grape Variety: Shiraz.
Geographic Appellation: Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: Stir fry made with very thin strips of venison steak, bell pepper, onion, carrots, and cauliflower enhanced with flavors of garlic, fresh ginger, and soy sauce; served with steamed rice.
Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, purple/garnet color with the same color rim. Strong barnyard and plum aromas (with hints of alcohol on every pour). Smooth entry, jammy with a full body and 80-grit texture. Spicy plum, cherry and licorice flavors that had a powerful sweet dusty taste. Any acidity was lost in the juicy sweetness. Lots of round edged tannins that develop into a long tart chocolate finish. Chewy, flavorful, but way to sweet for our palates. GREAT aroma but a disappointing Shiraz with such dominant sweetness.
Alcohol Content: 15%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 9 333343 001047
Imported by: Wine Creek; Healdsburg, California.