Shiraz

    KWV Wines Tasting with Izele van Bierk

    On August 5th, I had the pleasure of attending the KWV Wines tasting at the iYellow Wine Cave. Coming all the way from South Africa to attend and host this special event was winemaker at KWV Wines - Izele van Bierk. KWV (Ko-operatieve Wijnbouwers Verenigingvan Zuid Afrika) Wines is one of South Africa's largest wine & spirits producers.

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    Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

    By Kori ~ September 10th, 2014. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world.

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      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Oxford Landing Estates Shiraz South Australia 2012

      Edible Arts - - 7 readers - The saga of Australian wine exports has yet to be definitively written. In the mid-2000’s Australian Shiraz was flying of the shelves in the U.S. and U.K and the word was that Australia would be the next powerhouse wine region. And then sales collapsed.

      Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 7 readers - Vineyards in Dunnigan Hills AVA, California Dunnigan Hills AVA, located in Yolo County California is home to several vineyards including Matchbook, R H. Phillips Vineyard and Route 3. A variety of grapes can be discovered growing in this area including Chardonnay, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Montepulciano, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo/Valdepenas.

      Sensi Mantello 2009 Sangiovese- Shiraz, Tuscany

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 6 readers - This unique wine was sampled during a visit to the home of tasting team members Jazz Man and Wine Chick. It’s a rebellious wine for those who are seeking adventure. During our tasting we enjoyed a rosé from Pays d’Oc in France, a red wine from Moldova, a great Malbec from Argentina – but everyone was looking forward to this vino.

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      Domaine Clape Cotes du Rhone 2007

      …Pretty - petal, violet, mulberry, it's verging on black currant; later smoky smouldering black cardamon. Again, like the 2005, I wonder about the purity, on the tongue, it seems slightly animal and aniseed to conclude - rasping and dry, it seems to resolve and not for the first time, I wonder if I'm jumping at shadows. It's certainly distinct…

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      Oxford Landing Estates Shiraz South Australia 2012

      …The saga of Australian wine exports has yet to be definitively written. In the mid-2000’s Australian Shiraz was flying of the shelves in the U.S. and U.K and the word was that Australia would be the next powerhouse wine region. And then sales collapsed. Wine writers are still debating the cause of the collapse but there was probably several…

      7 readers - By Edible Arts

      Sensi Mantello 2009 Sangiovese- Shiraz, Tuscany

      … of the largest producers in the region and has had a rich, successful presence in the Tuscan Hills for 120 years. This Mantello Sangiovese-Shiraz is an IGT wine and the makers have the same freedom to break the rules as producers of Super Tuscan wines. IGT wines can mix traditional Italian grapes like Sangiovese and Nebiollo with Cabernet or Shiraz…

      6 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

      …Vineyards in Dunnigan Hills AVA, California Dunnigan Hills AVA, located in Yolo County California is home to several vineyards including Matchbook, R H. Phillips Vineyard and Route 3. A variety of grapes can be discovered growing in this area including Chardonnay, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache…

      7 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      …, anise, grilled bread with the occasional meaty note. Syrah: Similar to Shiraz but with a unique clay-leather note to the flavor. Petit Verdot: Opaque in color like Monastrell but with flavors of blackberry, lilac and cilantro. Albillo: A white wine that’s often oaked with medium acidity and slightly nutty, oxidative flavors of apricot, aniseed…

      7 readers - By Wine Folly

      Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

      …. Blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, and spice come through on the palate. Full-bodied with crisp acidity and medium to high, smooth tannins. Well-balanced with good complexity and a very long, lingering finish. Wow! Quality: 5 stars (out of 5) QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5) Where to Buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $50; Available elsewhere, $42 to $53 Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25…

      7 readers - By Wine Peeps

      WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

      … VALUE RED WINES under $25: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 1.Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012 VQA NOTL, +275958, $21.95. QPR: 90. 2.Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Walla Walla Valley Washington, +387027, $21.95. QPR: 89. 3.Cederberg Shiraz 2010 WO Cederberg South Africa, +374199, $24.95. QPR: 89. 4.Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, +134791, $20.95…

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      Belle Grove Shiraz – ‘Get It Now’ Value Wine at Everything Wine

      …. It started when I received a voicemail from my Dad saying that he was looking for a great value-priced red wine for the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. He was calling me from the Vancouver airport and asked if I would be so kind as to stop into Everything Wine and taste a Shiraz that was advertised, “If it good or better – I will order it” Yes, I was dubious…

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      KWV Wines Tasting with Izele van Bierk

      …. In Vintages with high availability. Score: 88 pts KWV ROODEBERG RED 2012 - WO Western Cape, South Africa (#007187) (XD) - $12.45 Blend of 61% Cab Sauv, 11% Shiraz, 10% Merlot and 18% Other. Medium intensity aromas of blackberry, cherry and dark fruits. Medium-bodied and lush on the concentrated palate with crunchy tannins. Pepper, toasty oak, dark…

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      Excelsior Syrah 2011

      … chocolate comprised the moderate finish. 90% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot Robertson South Africa Produced & Bottled by Excelsior 14% Alcohol $7 Rated 85 points by Wine Enthusiast Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in south africa, value and tagged shiraz, syrah. Bookmark the permalink.…

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      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      … intense, and it does benefit from being cold, but not icily so, so take it out of its ice jacket if it’s too cold, you need to be able to taste it rather than numb your taste buds with the cold. Those red fruit flavours do carry through, but they’re joined by a delicate spiciness, an oddity in a rose that I imagine comes from the syrah (shiraz…

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      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      … that would be perfect if you were sitting outside a tent in the South of France wrapped in a blanket, warming you up. It’s list price is £10, which is silly and ridiculously over priced. However, it’s priced that way so that Sainsbury’s can offer it at half price or a third off as a “special offer” so pick it up when it’s part of a deal. Related articles Omg 2011 Embeleso Tinto 2012 Ridge Lytton Springs 2011 Dry Creek Valley Mauricio Lorca Lirico Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Albacore Shiraz 2009…

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      Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2002

      …I started this blog in 2006, it seems a lifetime ago. My children where still in nappies and twitter was yet to hatch. More than now, there seemed to be a connection between this and other wine blogs. Everything seemed fresh and possible. . . My notes are still staccato and my use of the ellipsis seems to have grown. . . The 02 Clonakilla…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Notes

      …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

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      More tasting notes

      … My grasp of French is atrocious. A year of high school tuition decades ago only giving me insight into how much I disliked my teacher. This is of course mostly my own fault and now I see just what I have missed. Without language so many doors remain locked. . . not unexpectedly during my sojourn to Paris, I felt excluded. I saw and did as much…

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