Innocent Bystander Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier 2005

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Australia is famous for its big, sweet and jammy shiraz. This is not one of those. This is a style made famous in Fra...

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Oldsmar, FL (2,600 mi)
USD 19.99
750ml
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Unusually blood red – very violet florality, fairly alcoholic, spice, plum and faint leather. Big, fruit driven entry, nice mid-palate with good ac... Read more

Smooth yet spicy. Extremely short finish. Complex enough to be enjoyable. Read more

Full fruit. But not super "high C" fake. Dark cherries, plus, usual suspects. A hint of bacon fat on the nose and in the mouth. cote-rotie but with... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Innocent Bystander Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,314
3.50 5
12/10/2008

Unusually blood red – very violet florality, fairly alcoholic, spice, plum and faint leather. Big, fruit driven entry, nice mid-palate with good acidity and fine tannins support light nuanced pepper and herb notes that enhance the very red tart plum, red licorice fruits. Light and elegant but ends a touch hot 87pts


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Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
12/09/2008

Smooth yet spicy. Extremely short finish. Complex enough to be enjoyable.


Snooth User: benfowler
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4.00 5
09/19/2007

Full fruit. But not super "high C" fake. Dark cherries, plus, usual suspects. A hint of bacon fat on the nose and in the mouth. cote-rotie but with more fruit and a little less earth.


Snooth User: Mike Po
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0.00 5
12/10/2008

This seemed liked it was a bit over the hill. The color was a deep garnet with slightly browned edges. The palate had a nice balance and texture/mouth feel. It had a long finish. There was some white pepper and blueberries. The alcohol was a tad high. Seemed a bit oxidized but still nice. Just surprising it was a 2005. 88/100


Snooth User: GMacKay
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4.00 5
04/10/2010

Dark ruby, bricky rim. Smoked meat nose, hint of garrigue and green plum. Good acidity, soft tannins, bright red fruit with a smoky mineral bite. Quite surprising for an Aussie, not hot or heavy. Rhone like.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Australia is famous for its big, sweet and jammy shiraz. This is not one of those. This is a style made famous in France's Northern Rhone; it is aromatic, elegantly structured and relaxed, showing white pepper, violets, blueberries and cherries with fine tannins. Just a dash of Viognier provides ethereal, almost ungraspable aromas; teasing notes of honeysuckle and Turkish Delight. Delight is right.

Australia is famous for its big, sweet and jammy shiraz. This is not one of those. This is a style made famous in France's Northern Rhone; it is aromatic, elegantly structured and relaxed, showing white pepper, violets, blueberries and cherries with fine tannins. Just a dash of Viognier provides ethereal, almost ungraspable aromas; teasing notes of honeysuckle and Turkish Delight. Delight is right.

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