Giant Steps Miller Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Yarra Valley, Australia

$30.00 $21.99
Save $8.01
Item No. 101667
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
  • W&S90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Miller Vineyard Shiraz exudes concentrated black berries, roasted herbs, cracked pepper, and dark olive aromas. Juicy black cherries, violets, and ripe plum characters appear as the wine opens up. On the succulent palate, raspberry licorice, coffee and black forest cake are backed by fine tannins and good acidity. This wine will continue to gain more complexity with time in the bottle. The cellaring recommendation is between 2-7 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry, olive and violet aromas reminded me of an Old World syrah. Spicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are firmed by minerals and complicated by anise and candied flowers. Packs serious flavor punch but betrays no excess weight. The finish carries impressively and repeats the red berry quality. Incidentally, a bottle of the 2005 shiraz (straight, no vineyard) I tried recently was showing interesting northern Rhone-like smokiness and dark berry sweetness, with a strikingly peppery finish."
90 Points

"Scents of anise lend this wine’s black fruit an earthy distinction. The tannins are young and strong, more powerful than the fruit for now. It lasts on black peppercorn and that black licorice scent. Cellar this for two or three years to let the fruit come forward."
90 Points

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Giant Steps is owned and operated by a small team - Phil, Allison and Harry Sexton. Their story starts 1600 miles and 23 years ago when Phil established the Devils Lair vineyard in Margaret River. He was joined there in 1990 by Allison, an American biochemist. Five years later, their son Harry was born. While they loved the wines they were producing, they dreamed of creating a...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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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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