Sticks Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Yarra Valley, Australia

$18.29 $13.39
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Item No. 90364
  • red wine
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

The Sticks Shiraz fruit was sourced from Sticks vineyards in the Yarra Valley. These sites are generally in warmer sites within the valley to promote varietal dark berry flavors for which Australian Shiraz is famous. Some fruit is sourced from more elevated sites to provide the classic white pepper character also found in Yarra Valley Shiraz.

2004 had a cool lead up but was a long hot vintage, with crops yielding as much as 25% above average. The cool lead up gave the fruit a longer ripening and flavor development period which shows through in the wine. Following fermentation and pressing, a portion of the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 months then blended back with the stainless steel component and bottled. The result is a fruit driven style with great balance.

This wine is vibrant red with purple hues. The nose has black currant and mulberry fruits with a hint of white pepper and spice. There are rich dark berry fruits on the palate with a savory middle finished by a soft peppery finish.

Sticks Shiraz drinks well alone or paired with soft cheese, grilled lamb or take out pizza.

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Winemaker Rob Sticks Dolan crafts these wines from fruit grown on premium vineyards in Victoria's Yarra Valley. Rob Dolan's career began in South Australia, where he learned the art of making wine from the ground up. He developed and refined his skills under the instruction of two of Australia's most distinguished teachers. It was during this time that the budding winemaker and...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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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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