Two Hands Samantha's Garden Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
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%.
Black core, magenta rim. Red/black fruits with earthy aromas including eucalypt, cloves, spice and lifted chocolate notes. As always, the aromas are interesting and ever evolving in the glass.
Dense, but fine fruit profile through the palate; plums, spice, bitter chocolate and subtle eucalypt notes with long fine tannins.
"Deep purple-crimson; unashamedly full-bodied, but has good balance, texture and structure to its bedrock of blackberry/blackcurrant fruit; well-handled tannins and oak also add to a wine destined for a long life, cork permitting."
Australian Wine Companion
"Supple, dark and ripe, with juicy prune and spice flavors that keep singing on the long, deftly balanced finish. Big, but well-mannered."
"Dark purple. Intensely fruity and primary on the nose, presenting aromas of candied red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and floral pastille flavors become spicier with air and pick up a subtle licorice note. Finishes spicy and long, with excellent clarity and lingering dark berry notes."
International Wine Cellar
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Samantha’s Garden Shiraz has a rather restrained/earthy nose with a muted core of black fruits, meat, olives and a touch of mint. Ripe, rich and seductive in the mouth, it gives more on the palate than on the nose at this youthful stage, with a medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Drink it 2014 to 2021+.
The Wine Advocate
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Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. Quality without compromise is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and,...
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Learn About Clare Valley
Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...
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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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