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Razor's Edge Shiraz-Grenache 2008

Razor's Edge Shiraz-Grenache 2008

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $12.00 $7.99
Save $4.01 (33%)
Item No. 110489
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Razor's Edge is a wine greater than it's parts. Bright red in color, Grenache once again provides an intense lift with touches of dark cherry, minerals and spice. The Shiraz component provides structure to the wine and tightens the lifted notes of the Grenache. It is a pure expression of fruit, displaying the attributes of a vibrant blend with plenty of character. This leads to a concentrated and well structured palate with ripe cherry and blackberry fruits. The tannins are soft and supple yet giving a long. lingering finish. It is a palate that begs for more!

Critical Acclaim

"Fully ripe and verging on jammy, this 75-25 blend is nonetheless charming, with raspberry fruit cosseted by lashings of vanilla. It’s round in the mouth and exceedingly supple, picking up intriguing dusty spice, cocoa and coffee notes on the finish. A notable value for drinking over the next 6–12 months. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(11/17/2011)
Good wine for the price. Will order again.
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Rating:
(10/15/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
so yummy! this rich and smooth wine tasted like an $18 bottle . I immediately ordered 6 more I urged my friends to buy this great deal, too.
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Beejherm - Longview, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/1/2011)
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this blend. Great for the price, will definitely reorder.
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Rating:
(11/5/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This wine is surprising It rated a 90, but when you open the bottle you think you got a bad bottle. If you let it breath for an hour in a decanter, it then tastes fine and actually has a nice mixture of the two grape's flavors.
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sacados - Boston, MA (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Razor's Edge

Razor's Edge was launched with a 2004 vintage Shiraz from the McLaren Vale in South Australia. Priced to retail between $10 and $15, it brought an unparalleled pedigree and value to the American marketplace. This wine went on to receive numerous trade and press recognitions, most notably being labeled a Best Value Wine by Wine Spectator and as one of the Best Buys from Australia by...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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