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.

 

Delheim Shiraz 2010
W.O., Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa
Juicy, mouth-watering purple plums, blackberries and blueberries. A lovely weave of oak runs through it with full-bodied, smooth layers of flavour. Some mocha and espresso on the finish. Incredibly great value and taste for this price. Get in the groove with this charmer tonight. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, pork with soy. Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Price: $17.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz was reviewed August 3, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Claymore Walk On The Wild Side Shiraz Viognier 2007
Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
Juicy and mouth-watering with purple and black plums. Full-bodied, smooth and satisfying Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $19.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz Viognier was reviewed July 24, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Paxton Shiraz 2011
Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Full-bodied with black fruit. Straightforward and pleasing. Shiraz food pairings: organic steaks, peppercorn-mushroom burgers. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Best Beef Wine  Price: $17.95 Score: 87/100

This Shiraz was reviewed August 17, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Krinklewood Wild Red Shiraz 2005
Broke Fordwich, New South Wales, Australia
Vibrant and lip-smacking delicious, yum! Aromas of purple plums, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The grapes were grown in a biodynamic vineyard. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $18.95 Score: 90/100

This Shiraz was reviewed July 4, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Nederburg Shiraz Reserve 2006
South Africa
A berry-ripe, full-bodied red with juicy layers of flavor. Shiraz Reserve food pairings: hamburgers, steaks. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $12.75 Score: 86/100

This Shiraz Reserve was reviewed July 15, 2008 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.