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The Clash of South Australian Shiraz with BONUS WINEMAKER TASTING!

May 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Always dynamic and cutting edge, these Australian producers search out the best vineyards and create wines that are sometimes flamboyant, often bursting with regional character and always strutting bold, flavors that you’ll never forget! This lipsmackingly delicious lineup promises to reveal some of the many faces of Australian Shiraz!

2016 Thorn-Clarke Milton Park Vineyard Shiraz
South Australia
The nose is lifted berry fruits, with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The palate is medium bodied with intense plummy fruit. This plummy fruit fills the whole palate and combined with the soft and approachable tannins creates a very mouth filling wine. The length of flavor is long with plum and licorice fruit and spicy oak.
Regular price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case
Sale Price $9.99 per bottle, $119.88 per case

2015 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
"Fresh earth, toasted cumin and black tea flavors are dark and dense, with black licorice and thick tannins forming the backdrop to blackberry and plum compote notes. Persistent on the finish." 91 Points, Wine Spectator
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case 

2015 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz
Padthaway, South Australia
Dark indigo color. Earthy aromas of forest mushrooms, melted mint chocolate, honey, and heavily toasted marshmallow with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body. Complex with well-integrated, chewy, earthy tannins. A wild yet elegant Shiraz for earthy fare.
Regular Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case 

2015 Rubus Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
This richly concentrated Barossa Shiraz is indicative of the style for which Australia's top production region is famous. The wine is dark in color, rich and dense. There are ample tannins balanced by the powerful fruit. You will note the hints of blackberries, mint, and eucalyptus flavors upfront and in the finish.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2015 Thorn-Clarke Barossa Valley Shiraz Shotfire
Barossa Valley, South Australia
"Youthful purple. Smoky blackberry, cherry cola and spicecake aromas show very good vivacity and clarity. Lush and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering juicy black and blue fruit preserve flavors and a hint of candied licorice. Shows impressive energy and supple tannins on the finish, which leaves juicy blueberry and peppery spice notes behind." 91 Points, Vinous
Regular Price $22.99 per bottle, $275.88 per case
Sale Price $17.99 per bottle, $215.88 per case 

 

BONUS WINEMAKER TASTING: Carlos Fernandez, renowned winemaker from "Tierra" Winery in Rioja Alavesa

The Fernandez Gomez family has been growing grapes in Rioja Alavesa for more than a century.
The fifth generation, consisting of three brothers, was the first gerneration in a long line of growers with the goal of producing high quality wines commercially. Carlos brings his love and passion for wine and the earth to us with his special guest appearance!

2017 Rego do Sol Albarino “Valle del Salnes”
Rias Baixas, Spain
Produced from 30-year-old, estate vines, fermentation and aging occurs in stainless steel tanks with some gentle lees aging for 3 months. Opens with vibrant lime and grapefruit aromas, with chalky mineral overtones. Clean focused flavors of citrus and orchard fruit give way to richer melon and white peach flavors. A mineral driven finish leaves a citrus zest quality behind.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2016 Larsa Garnacha
La Mancha, Spain
A mind-boggling value made from all Estate grown fruit. The quality of the grape gives us cleanliness and aromatic honesty based on notes of mature blueberries and plums. Fleshy, friendly fruit and balanced structure give way to a spicy finish with just a pop of acidity.  Larsa is full bodied with a round palate, soft sweet tannins, and a long finish. Serve slightly chilled for a refreshing summer sipper.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2016 El Primavera Tempranillo
Rioja Alavesa, Spain
This lively wine show a rich cherry color with a blackberries, black licorice and mineral notes. Minimal wood presence highlights the purity of the fruit. Fresh lifted aromas and a complex palate show some deep savory notes preceding a long, classic Tempranillo finish. Estate grown and sustainable.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2015 Tierra Crianza Rioja 
Rioja Alavesa, Spain
Remarkable intensity; aromas of blueberries, blackberries, cocoa, red caramel. Well structured, balanced, pleasant sensations of raspberries, cherries, charcoal, cinnamon and roasted coffee. All integrated with a long finish. Estate grown and sustainable.
Regular Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case