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Archetype Cabernet-Shiraz 2005

Archetype Cabernet-Shiraz 2005

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $15.99 $7.99
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Item No. 100548
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The nose of this rich Cabernet-Shiraz blend announces the presence of classic Barossa Shiraz, with notes of blackberry, blueberry and cassis and a hint of dried sage. Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly present in the structure and complexity of this dense, full-bodied wine. Moderate oak doesn't detract from, but rather complements, the intense fruit flavors. This Cabernet-Shiraz is enjoyable now but will continue to develop in the bottle for several years. Pair this wine with hearty fare such as charcoal-grilled steak, roast leg of lamb with white bean puree and pasta with rich red sauce.

Blend: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Shiraz

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Cam Fortin - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/23/2010)
Love this wine - cheap and goes down smooth without the normal 'cheap' taste you get with a lot of wines in this price range
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Rating:
(1/11/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Terrific buy and I would have no hesitation to buy another case of this. Needs to breathe to appreciate its body and aroma. Foil on the top of my bottles were slightly lifted and would not be good gift giveaways.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Enjoyed the first 6 bottles with friends and ordered a lot more. Found that letting it breathe enhanced the flavor. Will offer it at my next party. Enjoyed with spicy guacamole and chili con queso!
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Learn About Archetype

Archetype wines are made from exceptional vineyards in the Barossa - Australia's renowned winegrowing region. The wines are produced at Chateau Yaldara, a landmark winery in the heart of the Barossa that was originally founded in1867, then re-built in 1965, by the joint winemaking team of Napa Valley's Bob Masyczek and Australia's Thomas Jung. Located just north of Adelaide in...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

Read More About Other Red Blends

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