RockBare Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $19.00 $9.99
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Item No. 91856
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Winemaker's Notes

Midnight black with loads of licorice and dark berry fruit on the nose. Juicy and full-bodied with an amazing collection of ripe berry fruits.

The vintage was outstanding due in part to good winter rainfall and a milder than usual summer with only a few days of extreme temperatures. The result was an excellent, even ripening period.

Aged for 14 months in a combination of French & American oak barrels, the wine is sealed with a screw cap and pairs ideally with lamb, grilled steak and wild mushroom risotto.

"Purple/black in color, the nose reveals scorched earth, smoke, espresso, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied wine with gobs of black fruit flavors, excellent depth and concentration, and a long, pure finish...It is a superb value"
-Wine Advocate

"Dark purple. Sexy blackberry and boysenberry preserve aromas, with iron, tobacco and vanillin oak accents and an intriguing floral note emerging with air. Fresh dark berry flavors display impressive depth but also good energy thanks to juicy acidity. The oak notes sweeten the finish, which shows very good breadth and length. Easy to drink and not at all outsized."
-International Wine Cellar

Critical Acclaim

"Medium-bodied, sharing the same finesse and elegance with the other RockBare wines; also has focus and intensity to the blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; fine, persistent tannins; very good length, balance and finish."
94 Points

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(9/29/2010)
Am waiting for their next shipment. Will buy 6 bottles then. This is a great cheap wine to go with steak. Luv it!
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(9/2/2010)
this wine was excellent-one of the best tasting shiraz i have had...
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(9/27/2010)
somehow wine.com was able to sell this GREAT wine at this amazing price! BUY IT BUY THE CASE!! I DID!
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Learn About RockBare Map ItMap It

The key to understanding the RockBare label is to understand McLaren Vale. This relatively small area of South Australia is well known as a premium grape-growing region, especially of red varietals. 100 percent RockBare"s grapes come from McLaren Vale. Winemaker, Tim Burvill, uses a winemaking process without a lot of handling or manipulation.Tim gained extensive winemaking...

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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 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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