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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Kangarilla Road Shiraz Viognier 2007
Kangarilla Road Shiraz Viognier 2007
(search item no. 99402)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier.

Aromas of spicy black fruits, with complex citrus notes of orange followed by a driving mix of savory mouth filling layers of spicy dark berry fruits. This wine is full and textured with wonderful integrated oak all combining beautifully with an abundance of soft sweet tannins.

Pair with osso bucco and grilled aged beef.

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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.