Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2018 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Sidewood
2018 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black violet color. Aromas of blackberry jam, blueberry, fresh spearmint, potpourri, and buttery pie crusts with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long pink peppercorns and rhubarb tart finish with moderate oak flavor. A mouth-filling spicy Shiraz that doesn’t skimp on fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam, blueberry, fresh spearmint, potpourri, and buttery pie crusts
Taste Flavor: pink peppercorns and rhubarb tart
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouth-filling spicy shiraz that doesn't skimp on fruit.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

86 Sidewood 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
89 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $15.85.
91 Sidewood 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Sidewood 2013 Isabella Sparkling Rosé , Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $27.00.
BR Sidewood 2014 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $27.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $21.00.
87 Sidewood NV Apple Cider 5.0% (Australia) $.00.
89 Sidewood NV Pear Cider, Adelaide Hills 5.0% (Australia) $.00.
94 Sidewood 2015 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $42.50.
92 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Mappinga, Fumé Blanc, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2015 Cassandra Blanc de Blancs, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $.00.
92 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Sidewood 2015 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
BR Stable Hill 2016 Palomino, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $17.43. - Bronze Medal
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.43.
91 Stable Hill 2016 The Little Villager, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
90 Stable Hill 2015 Mustang, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Masked Knight, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.43.
BR Stable Hill 2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia 12% (Australia) $16.50. - Bronze Medal

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.