Thursday, April 7, 2011
One Of The Best Value Reds In Our Stores Right Now
2008 Heartland Stickleback Shiraz Blend
$1 per bottle Shipping on 6-11 Bottles, Free Shipping on a Case
Today we have an unconventional and surprisingly great Aussie blend from the bold Amon Ra winemaker Ben Glaetzer. Who else do you know with the nerve to use grapes like Lagrien and Dolcetto in Australia? This is a steal for under $10! 2008 Heartland Stickleback is a blend of primarily Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a little bit each of Dolcetto and Lagrein, and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. This is a wine to stock up on at just $8.99 per bottle, with Free Shipping on a Case, or $1 per bottle on six!
Jay Miller Wine Advocate 88 Points-- The 2008 Stickleback Red, a blend of 61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Dolcetto and Lagrein (a grape native to Alto Adige) that was aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Purple-colored, it displays an alluring perfume of cedar, tobacco, earth notes, black currant, and blueberry. Layered on the palate with some complex flavors, this attractive blend over-delivers for its humble price. Drink it over the next 5 years.
Josh Raynolds International Wine Cellar 88 Points-- Bright ruby. Lively dark berry and cherry aromas complicated by clove and chocolate. Supple and ripe on entry, then more tangy in the middle, showing fresh, spicy red fruits and silky tannins. Refreshingly brisk and focused on the finish, with the spicy note echoing.
More information: 2008 Heartland Stickleback Shiraz Blend
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