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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
R Wines Boarding Pass Shiraz 2006
R Wines Boarding Pass Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 95566)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $17.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Shiraz from The Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

The wine is a lively, dense, ruby red color. It has intensely perfumed fruit characters and is brambly with ripe black cherry. There are slight hints of cinnamon spiciness and light mocha. The juicy, fleshy palate finishes with ripe tannins.

The winemakers, Chris Ringland, Lisa Wetherall and Baz Hercock wanted to convey the expression of Shiraz from different soil types. With Boarding Pass they crafted a Shiraz that portrays the aromatic profile of Shiraz fruit expression that comes from sandier soils. This Shiraz combines power and fruit weight with heightened aromatic complexity.

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About R Wines:

Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and viticulturalists managing vineyards Australia wide. R Wines that make it to the shelf are not merely sound and well-made, but are stylish, compelling, hand-crafted and peerlessly delicious. We believe that what goes on the bottle is as important as what goes in the bottle and work with world-class designers to create innovative, loud, brilliant labels that speak to consumers in ways unique to the wine world. The best Grenache in the world is in Australia. The Chateau Chateau project is a study of the effects of soil and place. Five icon vineyards and one blend with distinct expressions, soils and locations in the Barossa and McLaren Vale. There is no illusion, this project includes the world's best Grenache.