Black Opal Barossa Shiraz 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$16.99
Item No. 38685
  • red wine
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Nose: Distinct red berry, spice/pepper and licorice enhanced by vanillin oak.

Color: Red with a purple tinge.

Palate: Brimming with rich fruit flavors, complemented by well-handled oak. This is a full-bodied, concentrated wine, showing finely textured tannins in a long finish.

Food Suggestions: Rich, full-flavored dishes including filet mignon, pepper steak and blue cheese.

Serving Temperature: Serve at room temperature.

Cellaring: 5-9 years.

Learn About Black Opal

Black Opal's winemaking philosophy is to make and blend wine from a number of vineyards in order to produce wine of a specific predetermined style. Black Opal's parent company, Mildara Blass, sources grapes from vineyard sites in South Australia, including Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, and Clare. Access to a number of vineyards/regions enables consistent high quality wine of perfect balance and character to be made.

Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

Read More About Barossa Valley

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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