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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Wishing Tree Shiraz 2007
Wishing Tree Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 102596)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium red color. Spicy black raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by notes of white pepper and rose; smells a bit like a grenache. Gently sweet, fresh red and dark berry flavors are brisk and focused, displaying good back-end lift and energy. Finishes on a sweet blackberry note, with good clinging sweetness. This could handle a light chill.
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About Wishing Tree:

"The name comes from my childhood days. I, along with my two sisters and older brother, would run around our local park, under the watchful eyes of our mother and father. When we had suitably exhausted ourselves, we would gather under a beautiful old oak tree, with wide trunk and massive almost exaggerated canopy. To gain a few minutes peace, our parents told us if we made a wish under this tree, it would come true. The tree became The Wishing Tree."
- John Larchet, Proprietor

All of the fruit for The Wishing Tree is sourced from in and around the Margaret River region. These wines showcase the best of the riper characteristics of the fruit picked in the warmer northern parts of the region and the more subtle, delicate nuances of the fruit from the cooler conditions in the south.