Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$74.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $69.99
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Item No. 113928
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • ST93
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

#3 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Black to the core, with a magenta rim. This wine has aromas of cherries, plums, chocolate, cedar, spice and scorched earth. Very seductive. Dense plums explode onto the palate with spice, subtle chocolate and tar. The fine tannin backbone rolls on and on from the mid palate, surrounded by fresh juiciness, dark fruit and subtle oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Pepper, clove and plum flavors weave through dense dark cherry and roasted plum fruit, melding together smoothly on the complex and expansive finish. A big wine with depth and harmony. Best from 2013 through 2020."
95 Points

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bella's Garden is profoundly scented of blackberries, warm black plums and mulberries with an underlying earthiness plus hints of cinnamon stick, licorice and toast. Rich, ripe and concentrated on the full bodied palate, it is beautifully poised in the mouth with a medium level very fine tannins and crisp acid line framing the dense flesh and going into a long multi-layered finish."
95 Points

"Glass-staining purple. Intense aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, incense and violets. Lush, palate-coating blueberry and cassis flavors show both power and verve, with peppery spices adding bite. Finishes sweet, floral and very long, with impressive precision."
93 Points

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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/4/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
A most deserving resident at the top of Wine Spectator's list. Don't be silly and drink this wine now. I've indulged with the 2007, 2009, and 2010 vintages this year (2013). The 2010 is quite tight and primary now, dominated by dark fruits and spices. Only the 2007 has had sufficient time to develop into (most) of its extravagant, complex glory. This wine won't really strut its stuff until 2016 and should drink better than the 2007 when the time strikes...one of my favorite wines of all time.
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Rating:
(6/23/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Wow! It needs a little time (which will require a lot of discipline). It explodes with flavor from start to finish. Few wineries are this consistent from year to year.
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PoboyMan - Ocean Springs, MS (read all my reviews)

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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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