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Madison Ridge

Madison Ridge
2017 Shale Line, Shiraz, Riverina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Madison Ridge
2017 Shale Line, Shiraz, Riverina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Dark garnet color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, orange blossoms, cherry pie filling, and hibiscus-strawberry cooler with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of berry custard, sweet pickle relish, fruit stripe gum, and nutskin with light oak flavor. A juicy, fruity, carefree crusher for pleasing the crowd.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peach cobbler, orange blossoms, cherry pie filling, and hibiscus-strawberry cooler
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of berry custard, sweet pickle relish, fruit stripe gum, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Hot Dog, Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity, carefree crusher for pleasing the crowd.

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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.