A great Shiraz at a very fair price from d'Arenberg, a world-renowned producer. The nose is loaded with black pepper and baking spices. This is a complex wine showing fresh mushroom and forest floor characters with subtle hints of aged oak and scented glimpses of seasoned leather and pipe tobacco along with a rush of dark fruit, blood orange, charcuterie, and peaty earth. All wrapped around a robust concentrated core of chewy, round tannin.
Northern Rhone look alike. Absolutely gorgeous bright, briary, savory herb, rosemary, and incredible depth that remains weightless throughout to the pure finish.
Small production, artisan-crafted Syrah. Fruit for this bottling come from cooler vineyards, and this version has the tension, pepperiness and vibrant dark fruit you would expect from Northern Rhone but inmstead this comes from California. Well made, elegant and rather...
What great character and depth, for an "entry level" wine. D'Arenberg is consistently solid, top to bottom. Rich fruit and spice in a fun, easy drinking styled wine with nice balance and acidity.