Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .05%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
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Sidewood
2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .05%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of barbecue beef jerky, garrique, black plum, and black olive with a full body and a long finish displaying notes of black pepper, smoked beef, and roasted blackberry. Fruity and savory, this would make a distinctive house red that definitely deserves a second glass; a funky nose with tantalizing fruit on the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: barbecue beef jerky, garrique, black plum, and black olive
Taste Flavor: black pepper, smoked beef, and roasted blackberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fruity and savory, this would make a distinctive house red that definitely deserves a second glass; a funky nose with tantalizing fruit on the palate.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

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

Their Portfolio

91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
92 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2020 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Sidewood 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
94 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Sidewood 2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills 12.2% (Australia) $30.00.

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.