Produced from fruit grown in vineyards across southeast Australia, Wolf Blass winemakers produce wines of outstanding quality, character and consistency every year. View all Wolf Blass Wines
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
The Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz is deep crimson at the core with purple hues. Lifted blueberry and ripe plum fruit melds with spice and underlying oak notes. The palate is full bodied with dark berry fruits; blueberry and plum melds with subtle mocha oak notes.
Australian Wine CompanionIt is easy to criticise big company wines as boring, lacking zest and life, having no heart, and so on. The other side of the coin is that these wines are perfectly balanced, have seductive mouthfeel and are as easy to drink the day they are released as 5 years thereafter. This wine also happens to have only 13.5% alcohol, adding to the drink-now appeal of its gently spicy plum and blackberry fruit, plus the veneer of oak that is so expertly applied.
Wolf Blass Winery
Wolf Blass arrived in Australia's Barossa Valley at the age of 27, and has since developed one of Australia's premier wineries. Wolf Blass has been producing some of Australia's very best wines for over 30 years, receiving over 3,000 awards at international wine shows since 1966.Like 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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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.