Best Shiraz Wine

My wine reviews include Cabernet Sauvignon wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste. These Cabernet sauvignon wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100. They are often the top ranked wines on many lists with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Cabernet wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/top-cabernet-wines/#sthash.YktPTSLK.dpuf
My wine reviews include Cabernet Sauvignon wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste. These Cabernet sauvignon wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100. They are often the top ranked wines on many lists with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Cabernet wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/top-cabernet-wines/#sthash.YktPTSLK.dpuf
My wine reviews include Cabernet Sauvignon wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste. These Cabernet sauvignon wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100. They are often the top ranked wines on many lists with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Cabernet wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/top-cabernet-wines/#sthash.YktPTSLK.dpuf
My wine reviews include Cabernet Sauvignon wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste. These Cabernet sauvignon wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100. They are often the top ranked wines on many lists with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Cabernet wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/top-cabernet-wines/#sthash.YktPTSLK.dpuf
My reviews of these best value Cabernet Sauvignon wines are updated weekly. These Cabernet wines offer great taste at a good price. You can also get my top rated Cabernet wines with scores of 90 or higher points. You'll find a definition of Cabernet Sauvignon at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Cabernet in my wine matcher. This is just a sampling of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/best-cabernet-under-20/#sthash.kUapi1WY.dpuf

Shiraz and Syrah are both originally from the same clone, but various regions have chosen one name or the other. They both create rich, robust wines with a smooth texture and signature aromas of spice, pepper, clove and licorice leading, followed by dark fruit such as blackcurrant, blackberry, plum and black cherry, as well as truffle, earth, violets, vanilla, smoke, sandalwood, cedar, cigar box, earth and leather.

The greatest of these wines can age for 25 years or more. The grape was originally believed to be from Persia, now Iran, from the city of Shiraz, but has since been proven to be indigenous to France, where more than half the world's Syrah vines are planted.

The legendary wines of the Rhone Valley's Côte Rotie and Hermitage are made from 100% Syrah. Syrah is also part of the blend in other Rhône wines, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape that often includes Grenache, Mouvèdre and up to nine other grapes.

My reviews of these Shiraz red wines are updated weekly. These Shiraz red wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Shiraz wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Shiraz in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

 

Schild Estate Old Bush Vine Gms Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz 2011
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Oh yum. Comfort me with mourvèdre and other old vine grapes. Rich, complex and deep: exactly what you want in a partner (and a wine). Full-bodied and smooth and inviting. The Schild family has been in the Barossa Valley for more than 60 years. Lots of complexity, depth and vibrancy in this richly rewarding wine. Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz food pairings: rare steak. Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2018  Best Beef Wine  Top Rated Red Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 93/100

This Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz was reviewed February 1, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Sandalford Estate Vineyards Protégé Shiraz 2005
Margaret River, Australia
Vintages Wine Panel: Founded in 1840, Sandalford Wines is one of Australia’s oldest and largest privately owned wineries. It’s situated in the picturesque countryside of the Swan River Valley, less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Perth. This approachable Aussie Shiraz is a deep red with loads of blackberry and complex spicy layers on the nose. It’s dry and medium-bodied with a rich and satisfying finish. My note: A seamless, blackberry-scented wine with savory game and spice notes. Lots of layered flavor here with a warm, satisfying finish. A lusty Shiraz for cold winter nights. Shiraz food pairings: lamb chops, barbecued beef ribs, hearty lamb stew, pork mole pablano. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $17.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz was reviewed January 10, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Jim Jim Hugh Hamilton Shiraz 2008
South Australia, Australia
Vintages Wine Panel: The name of this second-label Shiraz from Hugh Hamilton shares the trademark playfulness of his other wines — e.g., ‘The Villain’, ‘The Scoundrel’ and ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ — albeit in a much less menacing fashion. This bright and playful Shiraz is named for the winery’s loyal dog, Jimmy. It’s full bodied, soft textured and ready to drink with ripe black fruit and a touch of peppery spice flavours. My note: An easy-quaffing, full-bodied number with big blackberry and plum spin. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 86/100

This Shiraz was reviewed January 9, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Banrock Station Shiraz 2007
Australia
Time to get over your preconceived notions about TetraPaks! A juicy-berry quaffer with full-bodied aromas of ripe plums. It's full-bodied, straight-forward and user-friendly. This makes so much sense for camping, poolside and cottages. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  1000 ml  Price: $13.75 Score: 87/100

This Shiraz was reviewed June 12, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Yering Station Little Yering Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2005
Yarra Valley, Australia
A big honkin' Shiraz with plump, ripe blackberries and plums. Full-bodied, supple and a touch of mint. Deeply concentrated with a nutmeg spice finish. Alcohol: 14.5%  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 88/100

This Little Yering Cabernet Shiraz Merlot was reviewed April 26, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Shiraz

This wine is also the flagship red wine of Australia, where it's called Shiraz (easier to pronounce than Syrah), and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Australia's Barossa Valley is particularly famous for its complex, multi-layered Shiraz. It is also becoming South Africa's leading red. California grows it successfully in Paso Robles where it's usually called Syrah.

Shiraz and Syrah pair with robust dishes such as grilled meats and vegetables, stew, pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken, fajitas, ostrich, game, lamb shanks, barbequed pork spareribs and Mexican Mole.