Full Review

Stellar Organics

Stellar Organics
2018 Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14% RS: .32%
No Sulfites & USDA Organic
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Stellar Organics
2018 Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14% RS: .32%
Deep purple color. Interesting, curious aromas of single malt whiskey, mesquite, heather and honey, roasted agave, chocolate drizzled poached pear, and toffee coated walnut with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a polished, compelling, medium-length mole, sweet potato pie, and nougat finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An off-the-wall Shiraz that will surprise and delight your guests.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: single malt whiskey, mesquite, heather and honey, roasted agave, chocolate drizzled poached pear, and toffee coated walnut
Taste Flavor: mole, sweet potato pie, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Enchiladas, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An off-the-wall Shiraz that will surprise and delight your guests.

The Importer

The Triton Collection

The Importer
1 Innwood Circle, Suite 217
Little Rock, AR 72211
USA
1 501-747-2303

Their Portfolio

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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.