Lifted aromas of raspberries, spice,fennel, espresso and milk chocolate. The palate is very clean and fruit friendly, of medium body with firm but textured tannins. The acid and tannins balance the wine's red and dark cherry flavors.
The wine has the ability to reward in the medium term, 5-8 years if cellared correctly.
"Broad and spicy, generous with its cherry, blueberry and savory beet flavors, finishing with a mild grip of tannin as the smoky-accented flavors persist impressively."
"The 2006 Shiraz Gnarly Dudes is a glass-coating purple color with a restrained but pleasant perfume of violets, earth notes, leather, and blueberry. Forward on the palate, with good power, this medium-bodied Shiraz has a ton of spicy blue fruits, excellent balance, and a fruit-filled finish."
The Wine Advocate