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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Oliverhill Red Silk Shiraz 2009
Oliverhill Red Silk Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 110861)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit is hand picked determined by flavour, then is destemmed and crushed into 3t open fermenters.The Shiraz is inoculated with Lalvin Syrah yeast. Hand plunging takes place four times per day. The wine is fermented to dryness on skins, average twelve to fourteen days. It is then basket pressed, transferred to tank and left overnight to settle before being put into barrel. Barrels are a combination of Vicard, Cadus and Saury. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel; the wine is then racked three times over the seventeen months. The wine is then course filtered, sulphured and bottled. All process takes place on premise.

Grilled red meats, mushroom dishes, lamb chops.

100% Shiraz

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About Oliverhill:

Oliverhill is a small boutique winery (McLaren Vale has been refined to as the spiritual home of the small winery in Australia) that specializes in premium quality limited production reds. Specifically, a single vineyard Shiraz, “Jimmy Section”, coming from a small 5-acre plot planted nearly 30 years ago an old vine Grenache, “Bradey Block”, made from vines up to 80 years old and a Cabernet Sauvignon produced from the “Jimmy Section” vineyard. The Grenache and the Shiraz represent the classic South Australian style, big and juicy with sweet black fruits, brood shouldered with substantial palate presence, yet maintaining balance and exceptional fruit intensity. The Cabernet Sauvignon although not as big and mouth filling texturally maintains noted fruit intensity with a long and persistent finish. All 3 reds are produced in an extremely limited format with total production hovering around 1000 cases total. The Millers, producing handcrafted wines that are truly artisan in style, will never produce a lot of wine but what they do produce will always be of the highest quality.