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Premier Wine & Spirits USD 14.99 750ml

Twelve Staves Shiraz-Grenach 2006

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This wine is a truly harmonious blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Grenache. The first whiff is pure strawberry fruit, followed by a swift kick of not-from-concentrate cherry juice aromas. Let us not forget the alcohol; oh, the alcohol… Upon first sniff, the alcohol, weighing in at just over 15% by volume, is very prevalent; it does, however, blend well with the toasty vanilla fumes from the oh-so-obvious oak. The mouthfeel is very velvety and rich with blueberry and cranberry fruit on the palate wrestling with firm tannins for the front-row seat. The finish has a lip-smacking acidity that helps to round out the immense fruit-forward style of this bruiser.

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Varietal: Syrah
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External Reviews for Twelve Staves Shiraz-Grenach

External Review
04/18/2013

This wine is a truly harmonious blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Grenache. The first whiff is pure strawberry fruit, followed by a swift kick of not-from-concentrate cherry juice aromas. Let us not forget the alcohol; oh, the alcohol… Upon first sniff, the alcohol, weighing in at just over 15% by volume, is very prevalent; it does, however, blend well with the toasty vanilla fumes from the oh-so-obvious oak. The mouthfeel is very velvety and rich with blueberry and cranberry fruit on the palate wrestling with firm tannins for the front-row seat. The finish has a lip-smacking acidity that helps to round out the immense fruit-forward style of this bruiser.


External Review
04/18/2013

This 60-40 blend provides excellent value at this price. It’s full-bodied but silky-soft in texture, with aromas and flavors that range from plum to earth and cola to dried spices. The tannins melt away on the palate, leaving behind a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright purple. Youthful red berry and cherry preserve aromas are clean and straightforward. Silky and sweet, with bright raspberry and cherry flavors, gentle acid lift and no obvious tannins. Drinkable now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2006 Shiraz (60%) andndash; Grenache (40%) andldquo;Twelve Stavesandrdquo; was aged for 18 months in old French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a fragrant perfume of kirsch, blueberry muffin, tar, and licorice. Supple and sweet on the palate, it could use more depth and breadth, but is nevertheless a tasty wine for drinking over the next 6andndash;8 years.


External Review
04/18/2013

The 2006 Shiraz (60%) – Grenache (40%) “Twelve Staves” was aged for 18 months in old French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a fragrant perfume of kirsch, blueberry muffin, tar, and licorice. Supple and sweet on the palate, it could use more depth and breadth, but is nevertheless a tasty wine for drinking over the next 6–8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lithe and juicy, with peppery blueberry and plum flavors on a modest scale, finishing with fine tannins. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This 60-40 blend provides excellent value at this price. Itandrsquo;s full-bodied but silky-soft in texture, with aromas and flavors that range from plum to earth and cola to dried spices. The tannins melt away on the palate, leaving behind a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now.


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