• WS: 87

    Wine Spectator Score

    87

    Close

Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Blend Limestone Coast Shiraz Cabernet 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Notes This blend has become an Australian classic. The Shiraz (75%) contributes spice, ripe plum and blackberry aromas and flavors, while the Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) fruit gives rich mulberry and fine velvety tannins. Attractive cedar and vanilla characters are derived from oak maturation, and contributes complexity and a great length of flavor. Vinification The individual parcels of fruit were harvested and then fermented separately in small rotary fermenters for 6-7 days. The wine was pressed off the skins and racked into new and seasoned American and French oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling. Winemaker Andrew Hales Cellaring Excellent drinking now but will reward careful cellaring for 3 to 5 years. Technical Details Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.45 Acidity: 6.2g/L Residual Sugar: 2.6g/L

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.57 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Greg Norman Estates:
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popul... Read more
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popular as they are today. I drank Californian wine very infrequently, as I was not a regular in the States. Now, however, it seems all I drink are varietals from Australia or California, as I tend to enjoy their qualities better than wines from other countries. One of my favorite wines is the Australian Reserve Shiraz. It has such a deep, intense flavor, filled with tannins that are pronounced but not overbearing, and a hint of blueberry. Zinfandel is also a personal favorite, and the new Lake County Zinfandel has the spicy, red fruit character style that I particularly enjoy. Only after many years of experimenting with wines from all over the world have I come to understand the characteristics that I most enjoy. In my Chardonnays, I prefer a less dry, less heavy wine with more oak flavor to it. I find that most California and Australian Chardonnays possess this quality. For this reason, I wanted the style of my new Santa Barbara County Chardonnay to be alive with fruit flavors and pair well with many foods. Many people assume that I prefer Australian wine above all others, because that is where Greg Norman Estates originated, but it isn't true. For me it depends on the situation, menu choice and mood. I am more of a casual wine drinker, rather than an intense wine connoisseur, and therefore I drink whatever wine I have a desire for at that moment. Read less

Member Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Blend Limestone Coast Shiraz Cabernet

Add your review
Snooth User: chaz babylon
4461536
5.00 5
03/13/2008

A very meaty, chewy, and spicy red wine with an abundance of plum and dark cherry on the palate; but not too sweet. Very affordable and doesn't require extended aging. The perfect wine for everyday drinking.


Snooth User: envinoverdad
109511751
4.00 5
05/11/2012

Four glasses



Tasting Notes This blend has become an Australian classic. The Shiraz (75%) contributes spice, ripe plum and blackberry aromas and flavors, while the Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) fruit gives rich mulberry and fine velvety tannins. Attractive cedar and vanilla characters are derived from oak maturation, and contributes complexity and a great length of flavor. Vinification The individual parcels of fruit were harvested and then fermented separately in small rotary fermenters for 6-7 days. The wine was pressed off the skins and racked into new and seasoned American and French oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling. Winemaker Andrew Hales Cellaring Excellent drinking now but will reward careful cellaring for 3 to 5 years. Technical Details Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.45 Acidity: 6.2g/L Residual Sugar: 2.6g/L

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists








Snooth Media Network