Wild Oats Shiraz 2011
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Wild Oats Shiraz continues the Oatley family history of fine craftsmanship. In selecting a number of richly flavored parcels of grapes from our vineyards in the Central Ranges of NSW, and with quality French oak influence, our winemakers have created a sumptuous and velvety red wine with complexity and some spicy characteristics. It tastes of berries, plums, baking spices and a touch of mocha on the lasting firm finish.
Wine Spectator - "Bright and jazzy, with vivid red berry and cherry fruit, hinting at cinnamon and licorice notes as the finish lingers easily and expressively. Drink now through 2018. "
Wild Oats Winery
The constant pursuit of quality finds Wild Oats among the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavor expression.
Over forty years of nurturing grapevines and making wine has taught the Oatley family many lessons. Site selection is paramount, that "sense of place", as where you choose to grow your grapes is vital to both style and quality. The Oatley approach is to overlay this philosophy with an outstanding team of grape growers and winemakers, using the best possible equipment, to allow them every chance of producing a winning wine.
The task is clear: to craft wines that have varietal clarity, focus and which reflect their provenance – in a very modern fashion. Wines of character and integrity. View all Wild Oats Wines
About Other Australia
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- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
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 Australia.
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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33 out of 5 stars
8 ratings, 3 with reviewsAnonymous - Castle Rock, CO39/2/201645/9/2016WIll D - Biloxi, MS36/29/2015Hubert Williams - Shreveport, LA44/10/2015
I have to say I tend to be partial to Australian wines and this one I really like a lot. I am a novice about describing aromas and tastes, but my first impressions were roses and black cherry. I was eating a filet and lobster tail when I opened this bottle, for which I found this to compliment wonderfully. Will definitely order more.meermin - Wilmington, NC33/8/2015John Curran - Lake Grove, NY11/26/2015Jennie Marie - Los Angeles, CA31/20/2015
- Smooth & Supple
Upon my first taste, I think I could love this wine. Unfortunately, the black licorice flavor that lingers is something that I do not enjoy. If you like licorice and fennel, then I think you'll love this flavorful wine. It's just not my "cup of tea."Wilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA38/5/2014
- Earth & Spicy
A pretty good effort, the smooth and more red-fruited 2011 Wild Oats Shiraz shows complexities seldom found in this price range. Some ripe red fruit and earth, almost brown stem notes on the palate. Drinks well now.
- Smooth & Supple
- Pair With
- grilled lamb shanks