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Schild Estate

Schild Estate
2013 Single Vineyard Ben Schild Reserve, Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45.99

Schild Estate
2013 Single Vineyard Ben Schild Reserve, Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, cassis, and vanilla with a lively, dry full body and a complex, medium-long finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. Rich meals are made for a wine like this.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, plum, cassis, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: blackberry, plum, cassis, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich meals are made for a wine like this.

The Producer or Importer

USA Wine West, LLC

The Producer or  Importer
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 127
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
1 415-331-4906

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.