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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2000
Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2000
(search item no. 80182)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Annie's Lane Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre is a traditional dry red style produced only when all three varieties have a good vintage. This wine displays a myriad of aromas dominated with sweet berry fruit, licorice and cinnamon/spice. The palate is rich and savory with ripe berry fruit and velvet like tannins.
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About Annie's Lane:

Annie Wayman was a legend in the Clare Valley. She could always be relied upon to bring along sandwiches and a warm drink to harvesters and pruners in the vineyard at the turn of the 20th century. One evening, Annie's horse and cart got bogged in a lane adjacent to one of the valley's best vineyards. Thus, Annie's Lane was born.

Annie' s Lane is now one of the finest wineries in Australia's renowned Clare Valley and represents the finest vineyards in one of South Australia's great regions. The Annie's Lane wines rely on regional and varietal expression and have been awarded with over 350 trophies and medals at wine shows in Australia and across the globe since the first release in 1996. The most successful of all the wines has been the super-premium Copper Trail Shiraz.

The home of Annie's Lane is the heritage listed Quelltaler winery at the heart of Watervale, in the Clare Valley's south. Quelltaler is the region's oldest and most important winery, dating back to 1863. Fruit for Annie's Lane is sourced from magnificent old Watervale vines as well as from vineyards to the north in the Polish Hill River sub-district where the cooler ripening period and extraordinary slate riddled soils combine to create an unmistakable stamp of the Clare Valley.