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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Evans Wine Company Nine Stones McLaren Vale Shiraz 2007
Evans Wine Company Nine Stones McLaren Vale Shiraz 2007
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wines from this region are referred to in winemaking circles as "the middle palate of Australia". The red wine from this area is frequently used in small proportions of various multi-regional blends to give middle palate definition. The best wines from the region display a dark color and a rich, ripe bouquet, with the blackberry notes brighter than from Barossa wines, with the tannins quickly developing a velvety character. Although seductive at an early stage, the wines have deceptive cellaring potential.
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About Evans Wine Company:

Named for its founder Len Evans who emigrated to Australia in 1953 and has been a tireless owner, innovator, and promoter of Australian wines. Evans has had his hand in many Australian wineries including Rothbury Estate and Petaluma. Evans Wine Company was founded in 1980 and specializes in wines from the Hunter Valley for the Evans Family Wines label.

Hilltops is in the South-Western Slopes of the Great Dividing Range, situated around the rural towns of Young and Harden in Southern New South Wales. It is about four hours drive south of Sydney and about one and a half hours from Canberra the national capital. An historically important part of Australia, it has an established reputation as a producer of high quality stone fruit. The vineyards are mostly to the South East of Young, which is known as "The Cherry Capital of Australia" and there are about 1,000 acres under vine in the area. The region sits on a large granite rock, which over millions of years has weathered to produce deep topsoil, red coloured as it has mixed with ironstone sand blown in from the Red Centre of Australia.