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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RavensWood Vintner's Blend Shiraz 2008
California, United States
A juicy-delicious, full-bodied red with lip-smacking tasty notes of black plums and cherries. Good grip and a savoury note running through the middle. Fire up the barbecue! Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014  Price: $17.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz was reviewed July 9, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2010
Barossa Valley, Australia
This is an incredible wine for the price! Full-bodied, lusciously rich and deep with a terrific long finish. Aromas of fleshy dark fruit, a hint of pepper and savoury goodness. Mouth-watering and delicious. terrific with grilled pork chops, beef or lamb with rosemary. Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: slow-braised beef cheek or lamb shanks, garnished with crisp smoked bacon and served with roasted root vegetables. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Best Beef Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 93/100

This Grenache Shiraz Mataro was reviewed February 2, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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The Stump Jump D'arenberg Wines Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2009
Mclaren Vale, Australia
Mouth-watering acidity with tart, wake-up-your-mouth cherries and blackberries. Full-bodied and smooth. Great price. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2009‐2013  Price: $13.95 Score: 87/100

This Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre was reviewed July 6, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Shiraz 2004
Wo Stellenbosch, South Africa
Packed with flavor and the aromas of dark ripe fruit. Shiraz is South Africa's best bet for terrific red wines. (Sauvignon blanc is great for whites from this country.) Shiraz food pairings: lamb, steak, prime rib with a cherry and port reduction. Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Best Value Red Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz was reviewed April 14, 2007 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.