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2017 Wollombi Pass Big Rivers Southeastern Australia Shiraz

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This fresh and bright wine offers notes of raspberry, red cherry, caramel, mocha, vanilla and eucalyptus.

Varietal: Shiraz Vintage: 2017
Brand: Wollombi Pass
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88 Ratings (3.6/5.0) Rating: 5 Buy It Again Score (84%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

It has been said that nothing good happens after midnight.

Certainly the overnight shift is the most active for law enforcement officers, since so many law breakers seem to ply their “trade” in the darkness of night. That said, not everything that happens during the night is nefarious. Case in point: the annual wine grape harvest at Wollombi Pass.

This Australian winery, located in New South Wales, always makes sure that its grapes are picked at night, when the air temperature is cool and the fruit has had an opportunity to recover from the heat of the day. This is a critical step in ensuring freshness in the finished wine.

Indeed, “fresh” is one of the words that came up on every assessment sheet of our tasting panel for the 2017 Wollombi Pass Shiraz, crafted from grapes grown in the Big Rivers area of New South Wales. Others included bright, fruity… and delicious.

About Shiraz

Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.

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Tasting Notes

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  • Grape Composition:85% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Source:Big Rivers Area of South Eastern Australia
  • Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Red Cherry, Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla
  • Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:slow-smoked brisket, or a Mediterranean lamb burger.

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3.6/ 5.0
Rating: 5

88 Ratings

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    • Rating: 5

    Delicious. Lives up to its rating.

    6/22/2018 Marie O.
    • Buchanan Dam, TX
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Okay wine; good with spaghettiother strong flavor dish.

    6/16/2018 Robert S.
    • Providence, RI
    • Rater Rank 194
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Very nice. Big boned and strong characteristics

    6/12/2018 Timothy B.
    • Havertown, PA
    • Rater Rank 198
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    This wine was excellent and I would definitely recommend it.

    6/08/2018 Michael B.
    • Doylestown, PA
    • Rater Rank 205
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Very smooth on the tongue

    6/05/2018 Shirley S.
    • Gray, TN
    • Rater Rank 199
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    My favorite!

    6/04/2018 Marilyn B.
    • Forbestown, CA
    • Rater Rank 464
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. Unlike most Aussie Shiraz, it does NOT taste like pancake syrup. Would buy again.

    6/01/2018 Timothy R.
    • Albuquerque, NM
    • Rater Rank 214
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 2.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    the cab saub actually compliments the shiraz making this a bright, buoyant and brisk wine that excites one to store for a few years as aging no doubt will improve it.

    5/24/2018 Charles H.
    • Delta, CO
    • Rater Rank 1
    • Number of Ratings 227
    • Average 4.1
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Not exceptional but a good wine

    5/07/2018 Paul C.
    • Culver City, CA
    • Rater Rank 184
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    dry wine but not bitter

    3/27/2018 Lou R.
    • Underwood, IA
    • Rater Rank 19
    • Number of Ratings 35
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    I love this Shiraz! I used it with a pasta dish and it was delicious!

    3/22/2018 Linda M E.
    • Henderson, NV
    • Rater Rank 553
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    My husband and I enjoyed this wine and give it a rating of 8 out of 10. We would buy it again.

    3/19/2018 Jeanne W.
    • Hernando, FL
    • Rater Rank 805
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Nice smooth taste

    3/13/2018 Sharon M.
    • Bristol, PA
    • Rater Rank 164
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Rating: 5

    Although pretty non-descript it was good.

    2/15/2018 Jack R.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    • Rater Rank 139
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase

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