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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2019 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Best Buy
'2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'

Zonte’s Footstep
2019 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of new leather, ripe blueberry, cigar, and juniper with a tannic, tangy, dry full body and a peppery, captivating, very long finish that shows notes of blackberry and black plum with firm, chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A firm and racy Shiraz showcasing hints of tobacco and juniper and boasting a finish that lasts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: new leather, ripe blueberry, cigar, and juniper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry and black plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and racy Shiraz showcasing hints of tobacco and juniper and boasting a finish that lasts.

The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83

Their Portfolio

88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Sangiovese-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $27.50.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $27.50.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Blackberry Patch, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Canto , Sangiovese, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Love Symbol , Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $48.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper, Shiraz Cabernet, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, Mclaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $17.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.

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.