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2007 The Standish Wine Company The Relic Shiraz/Viognier Barossa Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2009

($100; a 96/4 blend) Opaque purple. Pungent bouquet displays aromas of dark berries, candied plum and licorice. Picks up brighter raspberry and rose qualities with aeration and offers deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors and velvety texture. Livelier than the 2006 version, combining intense sweetness with strong mineral cut on the spicy finish.

94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

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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