2001 Chris Ringland Shiraz Barossa Valley
Producer: Chris Ringland
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley
100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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