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Shob Brook Wines

Seven Steps Road Flaxman Valley Riesling 2018

To me this is just to be called Riesling+
I went to grab a box from the cellar and i found this bottle had the cork popped out.
Well, it must have been opened for a couple of days at least cause the wine that spilled out was vanished, floor was dry. However a couple of glasses were left in the bottle and i obviously gave it a go.
The wine was pretty cloudy, marvellous intensity though; it had freshness, mineral, fruit, aromatic herbs and spices. A pity cause I was meant to bring this back to Europe next year to get some friends to taste it. Very very long.
— 8 days ago

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MaJ CappS

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Glad you got to taste it before it oxidized!

Xanadu

Cabernet Sauvignon DJL 2017

This wine is a steal. Great aroma— like a cab should have. Fruit forward but well balanced. Long delicious cab finish. I visited the winery a few years ago while birdwatching in Australia. Beautiful vineyard and chateau . Got this wine on last bottle site. Look for it at under $20. Thanks Rob for tip about last bottle. I have to visit some day!! — 8 days ago

Paul, Tom and 7 others liked this

Woodlands

Margaret Woodlands Vineyard Red Blend 2010

Previous notes apply. More cassis than the recently tasted 2008 Lenton Brae (nearby vineyard) and overall a slightly better wine. An amazingly good 2nd wine from Woodlands from an excellent vintage. This is predicted to be drinking well towards the end of this decade and as I have 5 left I will have one every 18 months from now on if I have the patience! — 9 days ago

Daniel P., Ron and 20 others liked this

Jumpin' Juice (Patrick Sullivan)

Sun Set Rose Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc

So juicy! Smells exactly like a cherry popsicle, the palate is rounded with tons of fruit too without being boring or cloying. Muy yum. — 2 days ago

Peter Lehmann

VSV Blesing Shiraz 2012

From Peter Lehmann’s VSV Series (Very Special Vineyard). Aromas of Plum Chocolate and Aniseed/Liquorice. Balanced French Oak. The palate is medium to full bodied - with those same descriptors from the nose coming through. Very Barossa from a good vintage. Rich fluid smooth tannins. Medium plus intensity. Only 500 cases made. — 2 days ago

Ming, Scott and 17 others liked this

Penfolds

Max's South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

At home trying all the different Penfolds MAX’S. Learned about the MAX’S during a visit to Penfolds in Australia last year. This was one of our “go to” wines while in Houston earlier this year. I think it was about $21 at Total Wine. Bought an assorted case from the Napa Treasury store for $15. They have the Shiraz Cab, a Shiraz and a Cab. The blend is our favorite. — 7 days ago

Robert Oatley

G-18 Grenache 2018

This is a terrific, plain spoken Grenache that will complement a wide variety of meals. Nose shows hibiscus, sweet, plummy kirsch, and hint of flinty, stony minerality. Fruity, round, and balanced in the mouth. Very pure tasting fruit, decent acidity, and finish that, while not super complex, turns a little savory. — 6 days ago

Josh, Severn and 5 others liked this

Samuel Wynn

Last Rites Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

An Australian Cab! Really nice legs, and a gorgeous, opaque deep purple color. Ripe and earthy on the nose. Almost tart, but in a nice way with a well-balanced finish and lingering bright fruit. Certainly not your typical Cabernet, but I'm happy with it! — 18 days ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

Torbreck Vintners

Descendant Barossa Valley Syrah Viognier 2016

This was a head turner midway through a 6er of blinds. Immediately clear it was serious stuff but I’ve never had Shiraz like this, so took a stab at Cornas. Deep dark opaque purple. Complex, lively range of blue and black fruit, eucalyptus,sweet salty cured meat, black olive, cigar box, sun scorched red earth. — a day ago

Peter, David and 8 others liked this

Yalumba

FDR1A Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2004

Ron R
9.3

This goes out to @Ira Schwartz .
This is so full of life. Look at the presentation in the glass. Great nose of mulberries and saddle leather. Mid palate is juicy, powerful and still quite tannic. Some tertiary notes of sage are evident, but still a wonderful experience.
— a day ago

Bob, Neil and 40 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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My mistake. The wine we chose was the straight Shiraz.
Bob McDonald

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I will get this right eventually. The Club incorrectly recorded this. It is in fact a Cabernet Shiraz entirely from the Eden Valley.
Ron R

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Yes, @Bob McDonald this is their blend, as you know. The Signature is standout, but I’m very happy with this.