Penny's Hill Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$33.00 $22.99
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Item No. 98450
  • red wine
  • JH95
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Made using only the very best French and American barrels, the wine spent approximately 22 months in new and one year old oak. Grapes for Penny's Hill Shiraz are picked over different days. The vineyard has soils that become progressively deeper to the south of the block. Grapes show very different characters over these different soil depths. The winery takes advantage of these differences by keeping the grapes separate through the winemaking process, allowing Ben Riggs to have access to various components when it comes to blending.

This wine evokes briary hedgerow berries and rich fruitcake integrating with blackberry, blackcurrant and prune liqueur, all stewed in charred oak for one long, wicked, spellbinding delight. Enjoy now or cellar until 2012.

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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