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For value, the knock-out 2005 Shiraz Revolution (100% Shiraz aged in French oak, of which 15% is new, for one year) displays a full-bodied, beautif... Read more
Comes out of the chute a bit tarry and rubbery, but seems to come around with some time in the glass, offering a lush, dense texture and flavors of... Read more
Red wines $20 and over. Recommended and tasted, but no tasting note given. Read more
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
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For value, the knock-out 2005 Shiraz Revolution (100% Shiraz aged in French oak, of which 15% is new, for one year) displays a full-bodied, beautifully pure style with plenty of blackberries, pepper, and spice. With terrific intensity, sweet tannin, adequate acidity, and plenty of glycerin, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.
Comes out of the chute a bit tarry and rubbery, but seems to come around with some time in the glass, offering a lush, dense texture and flavors of coffee and black olive that finally show some berry shadings on the finish.
Red wines $20 and over. Recommended and tasted, but no tasting note given.
The 2006 Shiraz "Revolution" was fermented with native yeasts and spent 9 months in stainless steel and two-year-old hogsheads. Purple-colored, this "terroir-driven" wine has a complex perfume of earth, mineral, sausage, game, truffle, and blueberry that borders on kinky. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, sweet, dense wine with exquisite balance and length. Drink this excellent value over the next 6-8 years.
Glass-staining ruby. Fresh cherry, blackberry and anise on the nose, with building spiciness and a smoky, floral quality; smells like a northern Rhone wine. Lush dark fruit flavors show liqueur-like power and depth, with bright acidity adding spine. Candied violet and licorice notes linger on the long, sappy, refreshingly spicy finish.
Has a smoky edge to the dark berry flavors. Finishes a bit hot, with hints of licorice and pepper. Best after 2008.
Inky ruby. Extremely pungent, northern Rhone-like nose of blackberry, iron, resiny herbs, flowers and black olive. Broad and rich, with deeply concentrated dark berry liqueur flavors, lightly chewy tannins and building sweetness. Turns more strongly floral and sweet with air, finishing with strong notes of bitter cherry and cassis. This powerhouse will need some serious food.
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