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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Cape Barren Shiraz 2004
Cape Barren Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 90149)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $31.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple in color, fragrant plum and cassis fruits on the nose backed by mocha and elegant cinnamon spices. Delivers intense but harmonious flavors focused on brambleberry and dark earth with attractive fruit sweetness, the toasty French oak notes provide a supportive role leading to a long finish framed by supple, velvety tannins.

Food pairings: Red meats such as mustard crusted rib eye with roasted baby root vegetables and baby red potatoes

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About Cape Barren:

The Cape Barren Winery is located in Brookman's Road, Blewitt Springs in the Mediterranean-style appellation of McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year, with warm and dry spring and summer days ideal for growing high quality grapes. Cape Barren soils have deep sand over ironstone and clay subsoil perfect for holding moisture. Internationally acclaimed Brian Light is the winemaker for the Cape Barren Winery, which is owned and operated by Brian Ledgard and Peter Matthews.