2005 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz/Viognier Victoria

($25) Ruby-red. Open-knit, seductive cherry and dark berry aromas lifted by a gentle floral topnote. Sweet and fleshy, with jammy dark berry flavors, soft tannins and a silky, refreshing finish. This is pretty tasty now.


2005 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees

($40) Dark ruby. Classic syrah bouquet of dark berries, underbrush, flowers and minerals, with Asian spice and oak notes adding complexity. Powerful blackberry and cassis flavors are enlivened by zesty minerality and framed by firm but harmonious tannins. Picks up a hint of candied licorice on the long, juicy finish. There's more than a suggestion of the northern Rhone here. (Terlato Wines International, Napa, CA)

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