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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Shoofly Aussie Salute 2006
Shoofly Aussie Salute 2006
(search item no. 92272)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $10.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 70% Shiraz, 25% Grenache, 5% Viognier

Big, bold and beautiful! The Aussie Salute is a blend of succulent Shiraz, spicy Grenache and a whiff of aromatic Viognier - a feisty combination that works wonders on the palate. Rich, fragrant and inviting, this wine expresses blackberry, plum, currant and black pepper notes.

Made with structure and grip, the vibrant, juicy length lingers with a "have another glass" finish. Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3 years.

Food pairings: Spinach salad with goat cheese and dried cherries; penne pasta with feta, peppers and sausage; soy-ginger flank steak with grilled eggplant.

"A blend of Shiraz (70%), Grenache (25%) and Viognier (5%), this is a lush, weighty red imbued with earhty flavors of espresso, olives and dark-skinned plums that linger on the finish. The creamy texture makes it go down easy; pair it with grilled or roasted meats." 89 Points,
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About Shoofly:

Shoofly's winemaker Ben Riggs is a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region's finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a "who's who" of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods – Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote.