Barossa Valley, Barossa

Sami-Odi

Baby Tui Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.6

Couple fun bottles shared with Mark and Bryan this afternoon.

Sami Odi wines...a true favorite of mine! Bryan was kind enough to bring an older bottle when he came to town and what a powerhouse. Upon opening, it had a slight carbonic nose to it with gummy and candied fruits, but after letting it sit open for a few hours, the evolution here was remarkable. Blind, this bordered on SQN. It shows this beautifully spicy and savory nose that SQN wines always strut, with peppercorn, grilled rhubarb, smoked brisket and a touch of green olive. As all Sami Odi wines are, the texture on the palate is so pure. Fresh squeezed blackberries dripping over bacon, herbs de Provence, teriyaki, and fresh mixed berry pie out of the oven. A supreme balance of spicy, savory and rich notes. What a wine!
@Fraser McKinley , you knocked this out of the park!
— 4 days ago

Bryan KestingMark Flesher
with Bryan and Mark
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@Shay A : Great time, Shay. I always enjoy your notes. I could not agree more.
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@Bryan Kesting : Always a treat to share wine with you when you are in town! @Fraser McKinley , this guy would love to get access to your wines directly!
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Lovely to hear that it opened nicely for you @Shay A and I hope you are well mate 👊

Torbreck Vintners

Descendant Barossa Valley Syrah Viognier 2003

Next,
This is my 3rd different vintage of the Descendant.
Amazing wine
— 6 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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Absolutely love this wine
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I’ve had the 01, 04 now 03. I’ll keep going until I hit a bad one
Jim McCusker

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Great wine.

Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018

Big, dense, and chewy Syrah. Not a style I go for too often, and the 15% alc can certainly be felt after a second glass, but not bad for Taco Tuesday either. Lifted black fruit, camp fire, roasted meat, and the other tell tale Syrah notes. — 25 days ago

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Caillard

Mataro 2012

Prior notes apply. A raspberry and a tarry note. An excellent expression of old vine Mataro (Mourvèdre) from the Barossa Valley. Fine sandy tannins. Made by Andrew Caillard MW who also painted the very attractive label. — 10 days ago

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ES Faiello

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Label reminds me of Deisen - ever had her wines? (Believe she does Mataro) she’s an artist who also makes very delicious wines
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@ES Faiello I do remember Deisen wines and her attractive labels and wines however I have not seen her wines for several years - not sure if Deisen still exists.

Glaetzer

Wallace Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2015

78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache. A really fun, enjoyable, albeit simple Barossa Valley blend that’s quite rewarding after even just a 30-minute decant. Vegetal, ripe red & black fruits, spices, licorice, sage, and violet. Quite balanced and unobtrusive considering the power these varietals are capable of dishing out. — 13 days ago

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Agreed.
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Get your hands on some Amon-Ra if you haven’t already.
Ryan Vento

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Shay, I definitely need to. I’ve had his “Anaperenna” so Amon-Ra is next.

Two Hands

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

8/2020. Nice old vine Zin from Australia. Nice purple color with a smooth flavor and a slight pepper finish. — 6 days ago

Riverside Vintners

Barossa Valley Roussanne-Marsanne Blend 2017

17’Powell & Son Roussanne Marsanne.

Callum Powell convinced his father to make this wine. Happy he did so.

This is a 70%-30% blend.
FROM THE WINERY-

“The Roussanne Marsanne shows notes of butterscotch, honeyed citrus, stone fruit, white florals and apricot kernel. The palate is shows creamy phenolic texture, though not in the slightest part oily. Flavours of stone fruit and honey abound with light lemony acid to maintain the long finish. The wine finishes with white peach and subtle savoury ham hock, with persistent phenolics driving to the end of the palate.”

FYI- They have 2 $750 dollar Shiraz. Had to take a double look.😳
— 16 days ago

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Gomersal

Shiraz 2012

Showing brilliance at 8 years.
You really need to be in the mood for a deep and dark Barossa Shiraz.
Once you get in the zone this wine is epic.
— 2 hours ago

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Hewitson

Baby Bush Barossa Valley Mourvedre 2014

Nose of stewed plums, cassis, and black pepper. Nice and smooth this! Low tannins, dry, and tart. Reminds me of an old world style. Delish! — 6 days ago

Yalumba

Paradox Shiraz 2015

Very dark crimson in colour with youthful purple rim. Black and blue fruits with a note of black pepper and thistle. Another rich Barossa perfect for Winter. A full bodied palate with black fruits and that pepper there on the palate. Well controlled oak influence with 18 months in French Oak puncheons new (11%), balance 1 year and older. When I first tried this at the Yalumba dinner last year I preferred this wine to some of Yalumba’s high priced Cuvées like the Octavius and The Caley. — 25 days ago

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