Tag: Shiraz

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Syrah 2001, California

To celebrate 6,500 reviews on Vivino, I chose this nicely aged Syrah.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, metals, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette and pencil lead.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, pencil lead and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is wonderful Syrah from Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

This 20 year old needs 45 minutes to open up properly, and remove the barnyard smell.

I’ve had this vintage a few years ago, and this is my last bottle. I’m glad it was such an enjoyable wine.

This is gorgeous and delicious. Rich, yet subdued. Elegant and smooth.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a BBQ burger.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

Anarchist Wine Company Rage Against the Machine 2018, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, blackcurrants, oak, licorice, earth, light vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, bitter herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking red wine from the North Coast in California. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

Still young and needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good everyday wine that paired nicely with meats and cheeses.

A very interesting blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest is Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Zinfandel. A small production of less than 200 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$42.

Tabor Winery Adama Shiraz 2014, Israel

The six-year-old Shiraz from Israel is drinking nicely now. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Fruit forward and a bit stinky, right out of the bottle.

Showing red and black fruits with earth, wood, cloves, barnyard, violets, vegetables, herbs, dark coffee and spices.

Needed 2 hours in a decanter to open up properly and remove some of the stinky nose. Reminds me of a French Syrah.

A good everyday wine. Good by itself, and better with food. I paired it with stinky cheeses.

Aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Matar Winery by Pelter Stratus 2017, Galilee, Israel

#kosherwineSunday

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black currants, plums, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, light vanilla, tobacco, barnyard, licorice, coffee, vegetables and pencil lead.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, licorice, tobacco, sweet vanilla, spices, espresso, diet cola, tar, earth, pencil lead, herbs and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Shiraz from Israel. Spicy and nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Drinking nicely now as a 3 year old, and will be nicer in the next few years.

Feels like a new world wine with a touch of old-world. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Once it opens up, it reminds me of a young Northern Rhone.

A nice wine to have all by itself, but better with food. I paired it with dried meats.

100% Shiraz grape from the Galilee region in Northern Israel. Aged for 14 months in Oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.

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Tzora Winery Misty Hills 2014, Israel

#kosherwineSunday, and for Father’s day, here is a beautiful red to celebrate.

Dark inky in color with a short brick/ purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cherries, figs, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, light alcohol, earth, leather, coke, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.

Medium finish with soft tannins and spices.

This is a great Cabernet blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and a smooth, soft mouthfeel.

Tasty and fruit forward, without being overwhelming. Gentle and elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.

Feels like a high quality Washington State Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, just to give you a reference.

I’ve had it before (a different vintage), but it was way too young. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine and delicious.
Thank you Sharon, for sharing this with me.

I paired it with 3 different Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah. Grapes were sourced from a north-facing plot, on Terra-Rosa soil. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100 (current vintage).

Two Hands Wines Angels’ Share Shiraz 2013 Mclaren Vale, Australia

Dark purple in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, dried fruits, raisins, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, spice box, espresso, chocolates, spices, mocha, coke, graphite and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long lasting legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with blackberries, plums, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and a touch of orange peel.

This 7 year old Australian Shiraz is drinking so nicely now. The alcohol is well integrated with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich and fruit forward. Chewy and enjoyable even by itself.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and shows more complexity after an hour of airtime.

A delicious wine with a teeth staining color. Loved smelling on it. Peaking now.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$30.

Netofa Estate Winery Latour Red 2016, Galilee, Israel

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, black currants, oak, licorice, spices, cloves, green olives, tobacco, light vegetables, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, wood, licorice, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and bitter herbs.

This Syrah blend from Israel is tasty and engaging. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Earthier on the palate than the nose. Bold and rich.

A good wine to pair with good friends. spicy, tangy and interesting.

Could use a few more years in the bottle, but already drinking very nicely.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and remove some of the acidity and bitter notes.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Mourvedre. Grapes are grown in the Galilee region and aged for 13 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

David Hickinbotham Paringa Shiraz 2007, Australia

Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Smells fresh on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and coffee. Nice nose.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, licorice, cedar, vanilla, earth, peppercorn, leather, tar, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates and graphite.

Short finish with no tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 12 year old Shiraz is showing nice complexity at this point. Spicy, tangy and easy drinking.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

I really enjoyed the nose here. Nice to try these aged Australian Shiraz.

14% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Jasper Hill Vineyards Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2006, Australia

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy brick rim.

On the nose, currants, plums, light wood, vanilla, spices, wet leaves, forest floor, pencil lead, vinaigrette, leather and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, oak, red currants, vanilla, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, vinaigrette, leather, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice aged Shiraz from Australia. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Showing a nice tangy ending, which would pair well with food.

Interesting and enjoyable, although this was probably better a couple of years ago.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Thank you, Scott for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$75.

Tussock Jumper Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2016, South Africa

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, strawberries, red currants, plums, light oak, spices, light vanilla, earth, licorice, graphite, black pepper, light vegetables and dark coffee.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, wood, licorice, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather and earth.

Short finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Shiraz from South Africa. Tangy, easy drinking and better with food. Has high alcohol, but not noticeable. Feels like a light, fruity Côte du Rhône red.

Better after an hour of opening up in a decanter. Good by itself and better with food.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and almonds.

A blend of 95% Shiraz, 3% Grenache and 2% Viognier. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$12.