Forefathers Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$23.99 $17.99
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Item No. 85840
  • red wine
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2005!

"This one is the best wine we have made under the Shiraz label, being a similar vintage to the 2001. The key to Forefathers is balance and complexity with underlying power. On the palate the wine is firm, textural and viscous. The long silky mouth makes the wine drink beautifully now, and will improve over the next five years. In 2003 we had very low yields culminating in big pepper spice flavors and very supple tannins. A wine that will be hard to have only one glass!" - Nick Goldschmidt Winemaker

Learn About Forefathers

Yolyn and Nick Goldschmidt are owner/vintners, and Nick is the winemaker. The winery offices are located in Healdsburg. Both originally from New Zealand, Yolyn and Nick have spent time living and working in the wine areas of New Zealand, Australia and South America. Nick and Yolyn present their innovative way of wine making and wine presentation through several brands under...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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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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