Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    South Australia    Australia   
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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Oxford Landing Shiraz 2008
Oxford Landing Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 105094)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lifted aromas of plums and black cherry on the nose, followed by rich flavors of red berry fruit, florals and liquorice. The texture is soft and silky, complemented by gentle tannins and a long succulent finish.

Vegan / Vegetarian friendly

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About Oxford Landing:

Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.

Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines.



Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Willamette Valley    Oregon   
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Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 109455)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

At Domaine Serene, we've always maintained that great wines begin with great vineyards. This was particularly true of the 2007 vintage, where a myriad of weather conditions and temperature changes made for a very challenging harvest. Yes, it rained, but as fastidious as Pinot Noir may be, a little rain is not a bad thing, especially in dry-farmed vineyards. Most importantly is to have strong, proactive vineyard practices and a sound, diligent winemaking team that maintains a level head and does not panic and pick early. 2007 was a cool, wet vintage and will answer all requests for lower alcohols.
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About Domaine Serene:

Ken and Grace Evenstad founded Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery in 1989 when they purchased 42 acres of just-logged land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon to plant, grow and produce ultra-premium Pinot Noir. They have been involved in every aspect of growing, producing and marketing Domaine Serene wines. Ken and Grace own 462 acres of land in Yamhill County in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, 150 acres of land is planted to vine. In addition to Pinot Noir, which is about 95% of the wine produced, they also make a little Chardonnay and Syrah. Their wines have won many accolades and awards, including over 80 wines scoring 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.