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Stellar Organics

Stellar Organics
2016 Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13% RS: .32%
Fair Trade Certified, Organic
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Stellar Organics
2016 Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13% RS: .32%
Deep purple color. Sweet, smoky aromas and flavors of sweet ripe blackberries, barbecue, sumac, and toasted fennel seed with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish with notes of pomegranate molasses and mesquite with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious and satisfying smoky Shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: sweet ripe blackberries, barbecue, sumac, and toasted fennel seed
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate molasses and mesquite
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beef, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and satisfying smoky Shiraz.

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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.