Wyndham George Wyndham Founder's Reserve Shiraz 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz after planting Australia's first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. His innovative spirit is a proud legacy that endures to this day at Wyndham Estate.
Selected parcels from our most outstanding Shiraz blocks were harvested at optimum maturity, gently crushed and then fermented in small, static fermenters and inoculated with a neutral strain of yeast. Fermentation temperatures were moderate, and over extraction of tannins was avoided by careful monitoring during daily tasting and regular analysis. After pressing, the wine was transferred into selected new and one year old barrels for up to 16 months. After this time each barrel was tasted by winemakers prior to blending and any not up to exacting standards were culled. This wine has undergone minimal filtration to minimise stripping of flavor.
Dark cherry color with bright purple hues. Spicy chocolate mint nose with lifted violets and vanilla bean.
Dense ripe blackberry fruits with a luscious mid palate and a velvety tannin finish.
Wine Spectator - "Polished and lively, with rhubarb and pomegranate notes that weave through plum and spice as this heads for the finish. The tannins are well-buffed. Drink now through 2015."
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About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
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.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsChelsea Starr - Minot, ND212/26/2009This was very disappointing. It simply didn't taste like anything, just generic heavy tannins. I was quite disappointed.Richard Zerr - Saint Charles, MO412/28/2009Notn a lot of complexity, bur a very smooth and drinkable wine. For $12.99 it is a great value.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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