Chris Ringland CR Ebenezer Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 95564
  • red wine
  • RP93

Critical Acclaim

"2006 Chris Ringland Shiraz, sourced from Ringland's favorite sub-region of Barossa, Ebenezer. It was aged for 20 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Purple/black, it delivers a brooding nose of cedar, tar, smoke, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied and massive, particularly for a wine in this price category, it offers succulent, savory fruit, great depth, and a 60-second finish. Seamless and complete, it should have a 15 year lifespan. Smart consumers will load up on this amazing value."
93 Points

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Big and smooth - typical big, bold Aussie red. For < $20 a bottle, this was just down my alley. I like to get my feet wet by buying a couple of bottles to decide whether to buy again - and this one was definitely worth another half case.
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If you just like big sweet over the top shiraz, you'll probably like this. At first it has licorice and tannins and is a bit harsh. As it gets air it becomes sweet(too much for my taste) and loses the complexity because the fruity sweetness trumps everything else. If you like "Parker" shirazes and blends like Sarahs blend You,ll like this too.
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Learn About Chris Ringland

Chris Ringland, owner and winemaker of namesake wines, Ringland Vintners, uses fruit from his own small Stone Creek Chimney Vineyard, in the Barossa Ranges of Southern Australia. The vines there are nearly 100 years old. Yields are miniscule—one ton an acre—and production is correspondingly low, 60 to 100 cases a year. Ringland is known as a maverick Shiraz producer and is also known for his former winery, Three Rivers.

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 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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