Silverdale, WA 13.9% alc. (Purchased on 4/23/14)
Back label says it’s bottled by Grapes In Glass, St. Helena, CA; imported by AW Direct in Novato, CA. Nice enough packaging with Stelvin (screwcap) closure.
Clear medium purple/garnet. After about an hour and a half, the nose opens to blackberry, raspberry, a touch of tar and some minty aromas. On the palate it’s light in body and texture with restrained tannins and decent tart acidity; flavors of more raspberry, then marionberry and some tart cranberry. Far more austere than most Aussie Shiraz I’ve had and nowhere near being a fruit bomb. Light, pleasant and ready for food like smoked ham, ground turkey or chicken burgers or simply roasted pork.
Not my style in Aussie Shiraz and I believe it to be seriously overpriced in relation to many other GO Shirazes I’ve had. But some of our readers (particularly old world style lovers) may welcome its relative austerity.