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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Stonehaven Limestone Coast Shiraz 1999
Stonehaven Limestone Coast Shiraz 1999
(search item no. 44716)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Strong, forward fruit, rich and full-bodied. The blending of grapes from different vineyards, and the use of a variety of winemaking techniques, creates a wine of complexity, balance, and unique personality. Flavors of mulberry, plum, pepper and spice intermingle with soft oak. The character of this full, sweet, soft and rich wine shouts Limestone Coast.
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About Stonehaven:

Though Stonehaven can process 10,000 tonnes of fruit every vintage, each vineyard block can receive individual treatment. Fruit can be soft pressed in very small batches to fully capture regional characteristics.

Through a specially designed computer program, every stage of the winemaker's craft can be managed with a precision previously unknown. Fermentation can be controlled to maximise varietal flavours. Reds are tasted twice a day and whites once a day to monitor their progress.

The result is superbly crafted wines. Perfectly matched to contemporary tastes. Singular expressions of the winemaker's art.