Chris Ringland Barossa Shiraz 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$475.99 $399.99
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Item No. 63075
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP99
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • RP100
  • 2000
  • RP97

Winemaker's Notes

We only get one bottle each year of the 1200 made. Enjoy! A compelling effort from Chris Ringland (the name Three Rivers was dropped because of trademark litigation), this is his classic 1,200 bottle Shiraz cuvee from a 90-year old Barossa vineyard that yielded only one ton of fruit per acre. Aged in 300 liter French hogsheads (100% new) for 42 months prior to bottling, this is a prodigious offering from an exceptional vintage for South Australia. An inky purple color is followed by a gorgeous nose of minerals, blackberry liqueur, barbecue spices, sweet licorice, and a hint of white flowers. Remarkably concentrated, full-bodied, and unctuously-textured, its purity, definition, and compelling palate persistence as well as complexity are awesome. This is a magical wine from a winemaker who is a master craftsman. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+.

Learn About Chris Ringland

Chris Ringland, owner and winemaker of namesake wines, Ringland Vintners, uses fruit from his own small Stone Creek Chimney Vineyard, in the Barossa Ranges of Southern Australia. The vines there are nearly 100 years old. Yields are miniscule—one ton an acre—and production is correspondingly low, 60 to 100 cases a year. Ringland is known as a maverick Shiraz producer and is also known for his former winery, Three Rivers.

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...

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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...

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