Hobbs Shiraz 2001
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
"From a 91-year-old vineyard in a cool sector of the Barossa, this fabulous Shiraz was made by Chris Ringland for proprietor Greg Hobbs. After spending two years in both new and old French hogsheads, it offers a cool climate, peppery nose revealing scents of flowers, and red as well as black currants, superb concentration, an enticing texture, and great delineation."
The Wine Advocate
"Good medium ruby. Musky, expressive aromas of blackberry, licorice and pepper. Thick, sappy and deep; rich and concentrated. Dense and solid yet already highly aromatic in the mouth. Wild berries, pepper, licorice and fresh herbs, along with a gamey nuance. The wine's strong extract really coats the palate. Finishes with major tannins and impressive length.
International Wine Cellar
Learn About Hobbs
At Hobbs we are wine enthusiasts for life. Our home has one of the Barossa's most magnificent old vineyards. This timeless setting helps inspire the passion and craft in what we do.
Our vineyard has just 15 acres of vines. It's home to some of the Barossa's oldest Shiraz, planted at the turn of the last century. The vineyard is nestled in the cool, beautiful Barossa Ranges,...
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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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