Monday, June 20, 2005


Paringa, Shiraz "Individual Vineyard" 2003 ($11) -- South Australia; produced by David and Dena Hickinbotham from the ARH Australian Wine Company; 100% Shiraz from the Paringa Vineyards near the River Murray. This is a well-known value wine from Australia that consistently gets high marks from the critics. Ruby red color; mild berry aroma; soft fruit flavors with a touch of sweetness and a hint of pepper, and a medium finish; medium weight with mild tannins present. Overall, a very good wine for $11. It is not as big as the chewy, over extracted Spanish wines I have enjoyed lately, but is softer and more subdued. At times, it is in short supply, so it would be wise to stock up.

I will be on vacation without Internet access until the 29th, so TTYL. Be safe out there!


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