Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $64.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $66.99
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Item No. 104911
  • WS94
  • ST92
  • W&S92
Style: Big & Bold

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Color: Deep and impenetrable, red to black.

Aroma: Lifted aromas of deep red fruits, plums, cinnamon, licorice and earthy spice. Underneath subtle notes of chocolate, tar and moss complete the bouquet.

Palate: The wine is robust and rich with a balance that exemplifies the hallmarks of the finest Barossa vineyards. Red fruits and plums dominate a tight palate with earthy char and chocolate that then finishes long with fine tannins and bright acidity. Will drink well now and will improve with medium term cellaring.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and dense, but emerges with vivid color and bright flavors of raspberry, black cherry and a hint of peach, beautifully tinged with cocoa, licorice and mineral notes as the finish sails on impressively. Drink now through 2018. "
94 Points

" Deep, bright ruby. Seductive aromas of dark berries, violet, incense and dusty cocoa powder. Concentrated and tactile, with superb depth and noteworthy definition and cut to the flavors of cherry compote, dark berry liqueur and candied violet. Wonderfully broad on the long, expansive finish. The tannins are smooth and harmonious, fading quickly into the fruit. Great fruit and florality here."
92 Points

"Michael Twelf­tree and Richard Mintz run this négociant operation based in Barossa. Bella's Garden is their top selection of the region's fruit, presented in a supple, rich style. While not shy (as its stated as 16 percent abv) the wine is red fruited, with plum flavors cooled by a eucalyptus spice. The finish gains distiction from earthy, mineral-inflected tannin, balanced and long. For short ribs."
92 Points

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Learn About Two Hands Map ItMap It

Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. Quality without compromise is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and,...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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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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