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.

 

Evans & Tate Shiraz 2004
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
Deep, rich and extremely concentrated. This full-bodied red offers aromas of black cherry liqueur, black raspberry jam and ripe figs. Satin texture with a warm finish. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $19.95 Score: 91/100

This Shiraz was reviewed June 20, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Recanati Shiraz 2010
Galilee, Israel
A robust, straight-forward wine with aromas of black frruit. Smooth. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014  Price: $17.95 Score: 87/100

This Shiraz was reviewed February 18, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Wingara Wine Group Deakin Estate Shiraz 2010
Murray Darling, North West Victoria, Australia
Lots of acidity and juicy black fruit flavours for food. Aromas of dark plums and blackberries. Smooth and full-bodied. Shiraz food pairings: beef brisket with barbecue sauce, short ribs. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Price: $9.95 Score: 87/100

This Shiraz was reviewed June 22, 2012 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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Fairview Shiraz 2008
W.O., Paarl, South Africa
Vintages Wine Panel: This Gold Medal winner at the 2010 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles presents a lovely deep, dark ruby colour in the glass. The nose is awash with blackberry, black pepper, plum, and chocolate. There are some earth tones here as well, and also lovely floral notes that sit delectably atop the other aromas. Great replays on the palate. This is a dry and well-structured wine with firm but integrated tannins. The finish is medium-long and spicy. Enjoy this tonight. My note: Smoky with dark berries and a lovely mouth-watering texture. Violets and dried herbs greet anyone who wants to think about the wine a little more than knocking it back which it is imminently suited to. Luscious and good-natured, like the goats that roam the estate. Closed with a screwcap. Shiraz food pairings: slow-cooked roast beef. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 89/100

This Shiraz was reviewed January 8, 2011 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.