Shoofly Shiraz 2012
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Medium bright red color. On the nose, the 2012 Shiraz reveals aromas of lovely, bright sour cherry fruits and light Asian spices. The supple red fruits carry across to the clean, bright palate and give way to complex nutmeg, tamarind, earth and eucalypt notes. The long finish is lengthy and ends as bright and fresh as it begins.
Australian Wine Companion - "Full purple-crimson; the complex black fruits and spice bouquet leads into a richly robed, medium- to full-bodied palate where fruit, tannins and an infusion of smoky oak all coalesce. Exceptionally well priced."
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. View all Shoofly Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
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 South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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8 ratings, 3 with reviewsscojoh - Winnsboro, TX32/8/2014
I enjoyed the '09 more, however, for the price point I find this to be a good buy. A 92 rating is questionable; maybe 90.rfarouni - Columbus, OH312/5/2013mauibill - Nokomis, FL411/22/2013Robert Duffy - Sparta, NC411/20/2013Very Good shiraz, would definitely buy againadamtip - Rochester, NY311/16/2013Raffaele Bonetti - Eagle Pass, TX311/14/2013
- Earth & Spicy
NewYork State - New York, NY410/15/2013Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT29/22/2013
- Earth & Spicy
- Pair With
- Pasta > Tomato-base
Very tart out of the bottle. Nose of red berry. I think this wine needs more tme in the bottle. Perhaps another year. The 2010 was much better.
- Earth & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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
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