Full Review

Sophie’s

Sophie’s
2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Sophie’s
2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.4%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of blackberries in cream, black peppercorns, cracked juniper, and wild mint with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish. A fruity and vibrant Shiraz for weeknight pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberries in cream, black peppercorns, cracked juniper, and wild mint
Taste Flavor: warming, delightful, medium-length
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and vibrant Shiraz for weeknight pairings.

The Producer

Sonoma 980

The Producer
980 Airway Court, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA

Their Portfolio

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.