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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2004
Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 87167)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Crimson with red hues, ripe, dark berry fruits with plum and hints of dark cherry integrated with nuances of oak and spice. Full, long flavored with red and dark complex fruits finishing with soft tannins.
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About Kangarilla Road Vineyard & Winery:

Before creating the Kangarilla Road vineyard and winery, Kevin O'Brien was a winemaker educated at the highly regarded Roseworthy College in Adelaide. He spent 12 years in the wine industry managing wine companies, as well as two years as the international manager of the Australian Wine Export Council. Today, Kangarilla Road's reds display rich varietal character with finesse, structure and balance not always exhibitied by wines from McLaren Vale. Aside from the winery's Shiraz and cabernet, it can boast of one of the few successful zinfandel plantings in Australia.

Kangarilla Road is a fairly new brand on the Australian wine scene, but the grapes come from vines planted in the 1970's. For several years prior to 1997, Kevin and Helen O'Brien had been seeking a high quality McLaren Vale vineyard to purchase. When they were lucky enough to find the old-vine Cambrai vineyard, they jumped at the chance to purchase it. The winery's first complete vintage as Kangarilla Road was in 1998.