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Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2005

Member Review by jathompson:

I enjoyed this wine while eating a Chicken dish with an overpowering citrus sauce that destroys most wines that are paired with it. The sauce is almost like a syrup. Nevertheless, the Testament didn't back down an inch. Its powerful fruit didn't dominate one way or the other, but wasn't killed by the high sugar sauce. The sauce was toned down by the deep black and brown spices in the Testament the long finish kept me enjoying it long after I set the glass down. A work of art.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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St Francis Wine Company Ltd:
  When Joe and Emma Martin purchased the 100 acre Behler Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1971, they never could have expected the success that their vineyard would achieve. After several years of making grapes for other wineries, they decided to start their own winery in 1979, and they have been producing quality wines ever since. They called the winery St. Francis Winery, named aft... Read more
  When Joe and Emma Martin purchased the 100 acre Behler Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1971, they never could have expected the success that their vineyard would achieve. After several years of making grapes for other wineries, they decided to start their own winery in 1979, and they have been producing quality wines ever since. They called the winery St. Francis Winery, named after St. Francis of Assisi, protector of the natural world, and in honor of the Franciscan order, thought to be the first to bring European grape cultivation to America. St. Francis currently has 600 acres under vine in Sonoma County, with many partnerships with other vineyards in the area, including Rockpile Vineyard, Amman Ranch, Leras Ranch, and Pagani Ranch. Each of their wines are produced from 100% hand-picked Sonoma fruit, but that’s not enough to produce such bold, full-bodied wines. It is the hard work of Tom Mackey, Director of Winemaking, and the other winemakers at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards that allows these great wines to be produced, year after year. Read less

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Snooth User: jathompson
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4.00 5
02/09/2008

I enjoyed this wine while eating a Chicken dish with an overpowering citrus sauce that destroys most wines that are paired with it. The sauce is almost like a syrup. Nevertheless, the Testament didn't back down an inch. Its powerful fruit didn't dominate one way or the other, but wasn't killed by the high sugar sauce. The sauce was toned down by the deep black and brown spices in the Testament the long finish kept me enjoying it long after I set the glass down. A work of art.


Snooth User: ctrueman
33246287
4.00 5
02/28/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2005: Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Clare ValleyWeingut: KilikanoonRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
03/29/2010

Testament Shiraz 2005 - Kilikanoon: Testament Shiraz 2005 - Rotwein von KilikanoonDieser einladende Testament Shiraz von 2005 präsentiert uns ein breites Spektrum an Aromen. Schokolade und Mokka dominieren hier, aber auch süß-würziges Vanillin ist spürbar ebenso wie feine Nuancen aus dem Ausbau in Eichenfässern. Dieser hochdotierte Wein ist ein reichhaltiger und äußerst befriedigender Gaumengenuss, den man sich nicht entgehen lassen darf.Weingut: KilikanoonLand: AustralienRegion: Clare ValleyRebsorte: Shiraz / SyrahAlkoholgehalt: 15 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenInhalt: 0,75 lLagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereiftAuszeichnungen des Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2005:94 Parker Punkte92 punkte - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 editionv (Jg.2005) Rotwein > Australien > Clare Valley



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