R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr Ebenezer 2008

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Decanted 30 min. Enjoyed with a spicy veggie pizza, with garlic cream sauce. Color is dark, dark purple, almost black. The nose on this wine is amazing! Huge fruit filling the room as I poured into the decanter. Closer inspection shows blueberries, vanilla and some spice. Flavors didn't really show the nose too much, which is unfortunate. Very creamy, heavily oaked, but extremely structured and integrated across the board. I got tastes of vanilla, cranberries, blueberries, and some definite pepper in the mix.

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Member Reviews for R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr Ebenezer

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Vintage: 2006 04/11/2009

Decanted 30 min. Enjoyed with a spicy veggie pizza, with garlic cream sauce. Color is dark, dark purple, almost black. The nose on this wine is amazing! Huge fruit filling the room as I poured into the decanter. Closer inspection shows blueberries, vanilla and some spice. Flavors didn't really show the nose too much, which is unfortunate. Very creamy, heavily oaked, but extremely structured and integrated across the board. I got tastes of vanilla, cranberries, blueberries, and some definite pepper in the mix.


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

This is a great example of what a big, jammy Shiraz should taste like! The color is such a dark purple that it almost looks black. Captivating aromas of incense and dark berries are prevalent from the start. The flavors emerge in layers of ripe blueberries and blackberries, followed by sensuous Asian spices and chocolate. Full-bodied and powerful, the wine still retains a velvety texture with a touch of oak and a long-lasting finish. Definitely age-worthy, this wine packs a powerful punch... not for the faint-hearted.


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Vintage: 2007 11/05/2009

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 R Wines Chris Ringland Ebenezer Shiraz 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

This is the third vintage of Chris Ringland Cote Rotie Shiraz. The 2008 was sourced from 20-60 year old Barossa vines and aged in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Deep purple-colored, it emits a captivating, already complex nose of smoke, incense, Asian spices, and blueberry. Velvety-textured, intense, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, this rich effort will drink well for another 8-10 years. It is a steal at the modest asking price.


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Vintage: 2007 11/12/2009

Chris Ringland's latest releases are classic examples of the new approach to winemaking in the Barossa Valley. The nose is a refreshing, lively aroma of dark cherries wrapped around a deep core of graphite and stone. Later, scents of roasted coffee,... Chuck Hayward. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 R Wines Chris Ringland Ebenezer 'CR' Shiraz 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Deep, saturated ruby. Powerfully scented, complex bouquet of dark berries, cherry-cola, cured tobacco, vanilla and incense. Broad and fleshy, offering concentrated blackberry, cassis and mulberry flavors, with supple tannins adding grip. Plenty sweet, but there's very good focus and structure too - in contrast to a number of wines from this line-up. Finishes with impressive persistence and a strong echo of dark berries.


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

For Shiraz fans, the great news is that there are 20,000 cases of the 2006 Chris Ringland Shiraz, sourced from Ringland's favorite sub-region of Barossa, Ebenezer. It was aged for 20 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Purple/black, it delivers a brooding nose of cedar, tar, smoke, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied and massive, particularly for a wine in this price category, it offers succulent, savory fruit, great depth, and a 60-second finish. Seamless and complete, it should have a 15 year lifespan. Smart consumers will load up on this amazing value.



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