The Winner's Tank Shiraz 2009
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 15.3%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Shiraz from Langhorne Creek generally suits this style of wine well as Shiraz fruit from the region has no problem reaching this level of ripeness and displaying ripe berry characters. Furthermore Langhorne Creek Shiraz characteristically has a soft tannin structure that contributes to mouthfeel and early drinkablity.
"A fresh and vital red, this is taut with fine tannins around a core of cherry, boysenberry and black pepper flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2017."
"Winner’s Tank 2009 Shiraz presents a very deep purple-black color and intense nose of warm blackberry and blueberry preserves, mulberries and spice. Crisp, rich and full in the mouth, it gives medium-firm chewy tannins and a long warm-berry finish. Drink it now to 2016.
The Wine Advocate
"Bright violet. Dark berries and gingerbread on the nose, plus a touch of mocha. Rich, sweet and smoky, with a dense, velvety texture, sweet blackberry and plum flavors, and a salty note. The lush, sweet finish features soft tannins and good length. This comes it at 15.3% alcohol, for those keeping score.
International Wine Cellar
Learn About The Winner's Tank
The Winner's Tank is a recent discovery that highlights what can be accomplished when an extremely talented winemaker gets his hands on some premium, Langhorne Creek fruit. Winner's Tank is a new venture between Reid Bosward of Kaesler vineyards, and David and Cathy Knight, owners of the Winner's Tank site. The name relates to an old water tank that sits in the corner of the...
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Learn About South Australia
The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare 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...
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