Samuel's Gorge Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 92875
  • red wine
  • JH94
  • 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.

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Winemaker's Notes

This wine has deep mulberry and ink well tones on the nose. It has plum and baked quince on the palate. The palate finishes with texture and vibrancy. A wine with texture and spice, deep full fruit tones with trademark savory tones particular to Samuel's Gorge. Excellent aging potential, 10+ years.

Samuel's Gorge in McLaren Vale south of Adelaide in South Australia is owned by former Tatachilla winemaker Justin McNamee. The boutique winery is located on Seaview Ridge, where he raises grapes for his 100% Tempranillo. Grapes for the Samuel's Gorge Grenache come from low-yielding 100-year-old bush vines that grow in white sands at Blewitt Springs. He also makes an old-vine Shiraz.

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The wines of Samuel's Gorge are driven by their texture. There is a common rustic nature supporting the fruit drive in all three wines. Winemaker Justin McNamee embraces savory elements to complement the natural richness in the wines. He works hard to ensure that all the features of the wine are all in line and ultimately present wines that are great to drink and yet have structural support to ensure that they cellar well.

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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