Rolling Shiraz 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
The 2006 Rolling Shiraz is medium red with a deep hue. The aroma shows classic red berry and plum notes backed up with subtle vanilla and chocolate characters and a touch of spice. The mid palate has good weight and softness and the soft berry characters carry through to the finish. Deliberately light on tannins or oak, the wine shows lovely balance and bright fruit flavors.
Pair with tomato-based pasta sauces, roast lamb or venison.
Australian Wine Companion - "Good colour; soft, fleshy fruit with a juicy mid-palate, and soft tannins to close; good oak."
The passion behind Rolling is driven by winemaker Philip Shaw. With over 40 years experience in Australian wine, including 15 in Orange, Philip understands that great wines can only come from nurturing vineyards which have natural raw talent. We created Rolling wines to reflect the personality of the region and celebrate the people who love the land and work in union with its seasons. View all Rolling Wines
About Other Australia
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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- 2 Stars: 3
- 1 Stars: 1
11 ratings, 9 with reviewsPK - New York, NY411/7/2009I enjoyed drinking this wine and would definitely consider buying this wine again. One caveat, my wife didnt think much of this wine and she would rather not drink this one again, hence the four stars.311/13/2009Very goodRich in Florida - Port Saint Lucie, FL28/2/2009This wine will not be on my future orders.Bradley Herlein - Riverview, FL311/15/200931/11/2010This wine was all right, but nothing to write home about. I was surprised, expected something better with the high ratings.Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC34/9/2009Medium-bodied red that's a bit harsh on the palate but has a nice, bold finish.24/29/2009Pretty hollow taste. Leaves a bit of a after taste in the mouth.Nicholas Richards - Haverhill, MA46/7/200990 rated for $10, was a great value and I would definitely buy again.Random Coil - Dallas, TX23/27/2010This wine costs $7.99. It tastes like it.richard todd - New York, NY14/18/2009STRONG AFTERTASTE
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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