Ravenswood Vintners Blend Australian Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

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Item No. 78030

Winemaker's Notes

Ravenswood, the Sonoma County winery best known for its blockbuster Zinfandels has taken its "No Wimpy Wines" credo down under! The California winery has released this Australian Shiraz under its Vintners Blend label. This blend for Ravenswood comes mostly from the McLaren Vale and Barossa regions -- about 40 percent from each, then bottled in Australia and shipped to the United States.

The idea for the new bottling came about when Ravenswood winemaker Joel Peterson was in Australia visiting BRL Hardy, a winery also owned by Ravenswood's parent company. Like many wine producers around the world these days, Hardy had some excess juice, and after tasting through a few samples, Peterson became intrigued by the possibilities. The result is a delectable red wine, soft and tasty; excellent with grilled sausages.

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Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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