Contra Costa County Mataro 2019

Bold, fruity, weighty but not heavy — 9 days ago

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Shiraz Mataro 2008


Almost tonight it was an amarone — a month ago

Torbreck Vintners

The Steading Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2018

A doppelgänger for top-drawer modern Châteauneuf, the 2018 The Steading from Torbreck is an immaculate Barossa GSM with quite disarming purity. The nose explodes with blueberry, strawberry, liquorice, Turkish delight, lavender and baking spices, a scent which feels luxurious - like stepping into a five star hotel. The palate is extremely supple, sweet like fruit cake on entry but gradually develops in umami, with some smoked bacon and dried cherry. The tannins are almost imperceptible, as is the alcohol - it checks in at 15% but is deftly handled and there’s no sense of heat whatsoever. This isn’t what I was expecting from this wine, a wine I have fond memories of serving to guests in the restaurant I worked in almost ten years ago. It was a perfect match for braised short rib of beef with Port beef jus, which needed a sweeter style of red (I had considered Bordeaux for this evening). This wine was superb, a pleasant surprise and I’m delighted to have bought this year’s release by the case. — 3 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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Has always been my favourite Torbreck Cuvée together with the Descendant. Great QPR from The Steading.
Will Stanley

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@Bob McDonald it’s a belter! Haven’t tried Descendant. Would love to.

Two Hands

Brave Faces Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2021


A little bit smoky a little bit bramble very juicy totally #gsm #barossa a baby — 19 days ago

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Rolf Binder

Heinrich Shiraz Blend 2016

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of roasted red pepper, tomato leaf. Very savory!
Dry. Flavors roasted red pepper, anise, pimento, black olive. Smooth tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— 2 months ago

Saxum Vineyards

The Hexe Willow Creek District Grenache Blend 2019

Delectable Wine

Dark and rich in the glass, the 2019 Hexe displays wild strawberry, red plum, anise and peppery floral aromas. This is wickedly fresh yet powerful, with depths of ripe cherry-berry fruits, autumnal spice and lively acidity that holds the entire experience together. The 2019 finishes long and spicy, echoing with blue and purple inner florals. A balsamic twang lingers. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023) — 4 months ago

19 Crimes

Victoria Shiraz Grenache Mataro Blend

바닐라+오크향이 느껴져 좋았다. 소스를 적게한 와퍼랑 먹어도 맛있을지도!
산도랑 바디감은 크지않음, 탄닌감도 적어 쉽게 마실수 있을 와인
선물용으로도 제격!
— 11 days ago

Torbreck Vintners

Cuvée Juveniles Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2019

Light Red blend of Mataro, Shiraz and Grenache. — 2 months ago

Cheryl McCoy
with Cheryl


Bin 138 Barossa Shiraz Blend

Shiraz Grenache mataro 2018 — 4 months ago