Shiraz from our estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style. Yangarra Shiraz is concentrated and complex with a heady illusion of sweet, dark fruit. The vineyard’s elevation and cooler climate give rise to blackberry and black plum, savory herbs, spice with chicory and juniper tannins and the faintest whiff of harness leather.
Wine Composition: 100% Shiraz
Region: Estate grown in the northeastern foothills of the Blewitt Springs district of McLaren Vale
Winemaking: 22 months in French Oak (20% new)
I really enjoy Shiraz, especially if it's been on oak long enough to absorb the vanilla and smoke imparted from the toasting of the barrel. This Yangarra Estate Shiraz has it, in spades. It is so well balanced that you might find you finish the glass before you get to the steak in front of you. Compare it to RedHeads Studio Barrel Monkeys Shiraz. I tried the 2008, but the 2009 is readily available now.
Average Price: $16.99
Find it at Riverside Liquors and Village Wine Shop