Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Jones Block Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 101670
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • WS92
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

Nose: Dark rose flowers, violets and raspberry coulis. Carmelized Spanish onions and balsamic vinegar. Asian spices and soy.

Palate: Earthy, rain on granite. Roasted beetroot and chocolate.

Cellar: Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3-10 years for additional complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"Very good colour; McLaren Vale with a dose of elegance; finely balanced plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit; fine tannins, good oak."
94 Points

"Polished and vibrant, a silky wine with gorgeous tobacco-scented blackberry and dark plum flavors that sail on and on through the open-textured finish. Pure and seductive, appealing now but it can get better with cellaring."
92 Points

"The chocolate, berry fruit, pepper, and spice characteristics found in the 2004 Shiraz Jones Block Sexton are alluring. A deeper, more layered effort than the Pinot Noir, it possesses good density, ripeness, size, and balance. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. "
89 Points

Learn About Giant Steps Map ItMap It

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 McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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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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