Kurtz Family Vineyards Shiraz Boundary Row 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $30.00 $16.99
Save $13.01 (43%)
Item No. 116407
  • JH93
  • WE92
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is made from two premium parcels of Shiraz grown by Kurtz Family Vineyards. The wine was matured in a mixture of new and older French and American Oak hogsheads for 22 months prior to bottling. This wine shows distinctive spicy herbs, violets and white pepper on the nose, with a full flavored palate balanced with berry fruit, savory spices, dried apricots and a firm meaty finish. Minimal irrigation was used during the 2006-growing season resulting in excellent color and berry size.

Critical Acclaim

"A generous bouquet offers spice, black fruits and vanilla, the medium- to full-bodied palate no less generous, with a deep and seamless line of blackberry and spice fruit, oak providing the chorus line."
93 Points

"Full-bodied, rich and admirably concentrated, this is a top-notch example of Barossa Shiraz at a still-affordable price. Aromas of espresso, blackberry and cedar give way to blueberry and blackberry fruit on the palate. The creamy texture makes it easy to drink, and leaving behind a mouthwatering sensation on the lengthy finish. Drink now–2016."
92 Points

"The opaque purple-colored 2006 Boundary Row Shiraz was aged for 22 months in 25% new French and American oak hogsheads. The attractive nose reveals cedar, pepper, fresh herbs, game, and blueberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with plenty of succulent black fruits, excellent depth, and a pure finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018."
91 Points

"Bright ruby. Sexy blackberry and cherry-cola on the nose, with suave mineral and floral notes adding interest. Juicy and pure, with vivid dark berry flavors, slow-mounting spiciness and no obvious tannins. A seamless shiraz with impressive finishing sweetness and length. I'd drink this now for its lovely fruit."
91 Points

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Learn About Kurtz Family Vineyards

The idea for the formation of the Kurtz Family Vineyards is by no means unique. It commenced from a long family history of growing grapes, drinking the end product, and a desire to see wine made exclusively from their own grapes.

Alfred Bernhard (Ben) Kurtz commenced growing grapes in the sub region of Light Pass in the Barossa Valley in the 1930's and this block is still worked to this day. His son, Bernhard Otto Kurtz, commenced grapegrowing in 1957 at his Light Pass vineyard and his grandson, John Bernhard Kurtz, moved to the existing vineyards in the early 1960's.

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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