McLean's Farm Shiraz Cabernet 2004
Other Red Blends from South Australia, Australia
"Bob McLean, who was the winemaker at St. Hallett for many years, has produced a stunning value, the 2003 Shiraz/Cabernet (equal parts each). There are 3,000 cases of this beautiful South Australian fruit bomb. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by scents of blackberries, currants, licorice, and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin, it is a tasty, hedonistic red that should agitate those insufferable elitists who believe it is a sin to produce wines that taste so good young. Enjoy this pleasure-filled 2003 over the next 2-3 years."
- Wine Advocate
McLean's Farm Winery
View all McLean's Farm WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsDANA MUNOZ - Houston, TX511/12/2007I first had this wine at a steakhouse in Houston, Tx and thought it was the best red wine I had had in years! I called the sommelier the next day to ask the name and year. I couldn't not find it in Houston so went searching on the web and was so happy to find it and a great price! People who generally don't drink red love this wine! Thanks Mclean Farms!Janice McLean - Martinez, CA512/20/2007The combination of an Australian Shiraz/Cab provides taste without the heavy Shiraz taste.Complimentary for any beef dish; in my opinion
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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