This California Shiraz is medium-full bodied. It has flavors and aromas of black cherry, leather, and spice. This Shiraz well complimented by a moderate oak character.
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Due to the popularity of Australian wines this grape is now probably better known to most wine drinkers as Shiraz, however in France (its original home) and most growing regions of the world it is still known as Syrah. While largely a blending grape in the Rhone region wines of France, most other growing regions feature Shiraz on its own. Look for nice berry flavours with a lively spiciness- very enjoyable.
California has so much diversity in terroir that there’s a perfect place to grow nearly every kind of grape. In fact, you’ll find more than 100 varieties across the state, giving great latitude to create complex varietals and unique, expressive blends. Unafraid to challenge traditions and methodology- California has become hugely influential in winemaking.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
Typically wines featuring grapes that naturally have bigger flavours and may have higher tannins, oaking or alcohol levels.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.