Nine Stones Hilltops Shiraz 2008

This is one of my wife’s favorite wines for less than $15.  She used to enjoy this at the Liberty Tavern in Clarendon, VA and this just brings her back.  I like it too and it goes well with pretty much anything as it’s not a big Shiraz, but not too whimpy either.

They Said: “Bright youthful purples and dark red. Exciting and full of exotic chocolate, minty, black cherry characters, with some white pepper overlaid with subtle oak character. Very sweet fruit with fine grained tannins persistent, which is a hallmark of this vineyard; excellent fleshy middle palate and a long supple and satisfying finish.”

I think: It’s a great buy for $12 and definitely has the black cherry or even berry mentioned above and it’s a medium body wine which doesn’t have the peppery notes mentioned above (or I don’t think so anyway).  I think the oak is demonstrated in the smooth finish.


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