Silverdale, WA 13% alc.
Just slightly less than clear medium purple/garnet; very pleasant aromatic nose and identical flavors of in-your-face red fruit; red cherries, raspberries and some spiciness like cinnamon and clove. My wife thinks this might be the perfect base for making your own sangria. It’s loaded with sweet fruit, but also has a bit of weight and texture, as well as pretty nice tangy acidity.
I suspect many of our readers would call this a “fruit bomb”, but it’s more grenade-like to me (a tad lighter in style). It’s an easy quaffer, not a serious Shiraz. And one warning: it’s sealed with a “corkburger” (though that doesn’t bother me). For me: the perfect summer red. Serve it cellar cool or just slightly chilled. You just can’t be serious all the time!
By the way, I’d suggest you check out this thread (Ed: link removed. see comments below) on “What’s New” regarding this wine (if you haven’t already). Different variety, but same producer and label.