The 2006 Miller Vineyard Shiraz exudes concentrated black berries, roasted herbs, cracked
pepper, and dark olive aromas. Juicy black cherries, violets, and ripe plum characters appear
as the wine opens up. On the succulent palate, raspberry licorice, coffee and black forest cake
are backed by fine tannins and good acidity. This wine will continue to gain more complexity
with time in the bottle. The cellaring recommendation is between 2-7 years.
"Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry, olive and violet aromas reminded me of an Old World
syrah. Spicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are firmed by minerals and complicated by anise and
candied flowers. Packs serious flavor punch but betrays no excess weight. The finish carries
impressively and repeats the red berry quality. Incidentally, a bottle of the 2005 shiraz (straight, no
vineyard) I tried recently was showing interesting northern Rhone-like smokiness and dark berry
sweetness, with a strikingly peppery finish."
International Wine Cellar
"Scents of anise lend this wine’s black fruit an earthy distinction. The tannins are young
and strong, more powerful than the fruit for now. It lasts on black peppercorn and that black
licorice scent. Cellar this for two or three years to let the fruit come forward."
Wine & Spirits