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Lionheart Wines Syrah 2008

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*95 points* - James Halliday, Australia Wine Companion 2011 Dandelion Vineyards is a fusion of vineyards and vignerons working with old vineyards and artisan winemaking. Zar Brooks and his winemaker wife Elena have teamed up with vignerons Brad Rey and Carl Lindner to produce a range of wines from their favourite vineyards in key regions in South Australia. Their aim is to nurture the character of the vineyards and express the terroir in the wines. As James Halliday states in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion, "It may be a dauntingly competitive marketplace, but there can be few more promising new ventures than this one". Grapes are from an old vine vineyard the the Barossa with many vines over a hundred years old, many on original rootstock. On the nose, lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice burst out of the glass with spicy pepperand hints of bramble and chocolate. In the mouth, there is generous sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums with firm and fine tannins and dark chocolate nuances. "Deep crimson colour... its medium-bodied frame charged with supple plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit; French oak handling exemplary, as are the tannins." James Halliday

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Varietal: Syrah
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Lionheart Wines:
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco.... Read more
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco. We donate 5% of each purchase when you specify which charity you would like to support. We have donated $2044.73 so far and hoping to greatly increase that number! The Lionheart School is having it's annual wine charity auction on January 23, 2010. Please consider making a donation to help them build a permanent home! Please explore the web site to find out more about our wines and how to purchase the wines. We have provided suggested food pairings along with the supporting recipes for your dining pleasure. Read less

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*95 points* - James Halliday, Australia Wine Companion 2011 Dandelion Vineyards is a fusion of vineyards and vignerons working with old vineyards and artisan winemaking. Zar Brooks and his winemaker wife Elena have teamed up with vignerons Brad Rey and Carl Lindner to produce a range of wines from their favourite vineyards in key regions in South Australia. Their aim is to nurture the character of the vineyards and express the terroir in the wines. As James Halliday states in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion, "It may be a dauntingly competitive marketplace, but there can be few more promising new ventures than this one". Grapes are from an old vine vineyard the the Barossa with many vines over a hundred years old, many on original rootstock. On the nose, lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice burst out of the glass with spicy pepperand hints of bramble and chocolate. In the mouth, there is generous sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums with firm and fine tannins and dark chocolate nuances. "Deep crimson colour... its medium-bodied frame charged with supple plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit; French oak handling exemplary, as are the tannins." James Halliday

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