Also recommended: 2007 Riesling Barossa Valley (86), 2005 Pastor Fritz Shiraz Barossa Valley (86). (Vine Street Imports, Philadelphia, PA)
($18) Deep ruby. Graphite-accented cassis and blackberry aromas display good brightness and clarity. Impressively juicy and packed with sweet dark berry and bitter cherry flavors; fine-grained tannins give this a firm structure. No earth or herb notes to distract from the luscious dark fruit. Finishes with silky texture and very good length. This is very easy to drink.