Forefathers Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$29.99 $21.99
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Item No. 85845
  • red wine
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

A New Zealander living in Sonoma, Nick Goldschmidt is executive winemaker for Allied Domecq (recently acquired by Pernod-Ricard and Fortune Brands). On the side, he's started the Forefathers label, making small-production wines from top New World vineyards in California, New Zealand and Australia. The fruit for this dense, peppery Shiraz comes from a site on Copper Mine Road in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide. 3,343 cases made.

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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