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Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards
2017 Metal Label Black, Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
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Berton Vineyards
2017 Metal Label Black, Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .40%
Deep purple color. Herbal aromas and flavors of menthol rub, eucalyptus incense, spicy blueberry cobbler, and lemon-thyme rub with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long pomegranate-cardamom chutney, cranberry-choke cherry relish, cedar bark, and buckwheat honey finish with crunchy, chewy tannins. A perfectly Oz tribute to St. Joseph, with absolutely pristine acidity and length that reflects the limestone soils, and will age beautifully.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: menthol rub, eucalyptus incense, spicy blueberry cobbler, and lemon-thyme rub
Taste Flavor: pomegranate-cardamom chutney, cranberry-choke cherry relish, cedar bark, and buckwheat honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Vindaloo, Rabbit Cassoulet, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A perfectly Oz tribute to St. Joseph, with absolutely pristine acidity and length that reflects the limestone soils, and will age beautifully.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.