Shiraz Cabernet
Read what leading publications have written about this wine.

Wine Spectator

(August 2015)

2012 Shiraz Cabernet: "Firm in texture, with a strong peppery note running through the ripe blackberry and floral flavors, lingering on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases imported." Scored by Harvey Steiman.

Rated 89 Points

Wine Spectator

(March 2014)

2010 Shiraz Cabernet: Smart Buy Award. "Fresh and vibrant, this lively style shows expressive density to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Peppery spice notes bolster the lingering finish. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made." Scored by Harvey Steiman.

Rated 90 Points

Wine Spectator

(June 2011)

2008 Shiraz Cabernet: "Vibrant in flavor and well-mannered in structure, playing its blackberry and currant fruit against hints of licorice and bay leaf. The finish lingers easily against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2016."

Rated 89 Points

Wine Spectator

(September 2009)

2007 Shiraz Cabernet: "Bright, focused and tangy, with a nice ripe feel to the currant and blueberry flavors, shaded with hints of mineral and tobacco on the refined finish. Drink now through 2015. 12000 cases imported."

Rated 90 Points

Wine Spectator

(January/February, 2009)

2006 Shiraz Cabernet: "Top Values of 2008: BE Australia."

Rated 89 Points

Wine Spectator

(October 2008)

2006 Shiraz Cabernet: "Polished, round and generous with its red berry and loamy earth flavors... Well formed and focused, finishing well... Drink now through 2014."

Rated 89 Points

Golf Digest

(September 2008)

2002 Shiraz Cabernet: "Very flavorful with a nice finish. Fruit notes suggest more Shiraz than Cab."

Rated 88 Points

Chicago Tribune

(January 2007)

2002 Shiraz Cabernet: "An informal blind tasting by the tasting panel showed some of these wines are as distinctive as the name on the label: 2002 Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Cabernet Limestone Coast - Colored a black-cherry red, this tannic wine had a woodsy scent and was rife with notes of cedar, green pepper and leather."

Wine Spectator

(December 2004)

2001 Shiraz Cabernet: "Lithe and harmonious, with currant, raspberry and distinctly earthy flavors framed by fine tannins, persisting gently on the finish. Drink now through 2009."

Rated 87 Points

Quarterly Review of Wines

(Winter 2005)

2001 Shiraz Cabernet: "Soft oak notes in the aroma, along with spice and plum and big blackberry. Handsome color of black-purple. Soft tannin, with cedar-oak notes. There is balance and richness in the mid-palate. The long finish needs some time to stretch itself out. Perfect wine with beef or grilled foods."

California Wine Finds

(July/August 2004)

2001 Shiraz Cabernet: "...with aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and spice, with pleasant cedar and vanilla from the Cabernet and oak influence."

Colorado Wine News

(October-December 2004)

2001 Shiraz Cabernet: "A bouquet of overripe crabapple plus cranberry, earth, floral, and light oak introduces round, smooth, mouthfilling flavors of sweet cranberry-raspberry cocktail, spice, earth, and light oak. Everything finishes long and medium-broad. Nicely balanced, structured, and integrated."

The Maryland Gazette

(December 2004)

2001 Shiraz Cabernet: "Big plum, blackberry fruit in a nice earthy, oak frame. Bold for outdoor barbecued meats. Could age 1-3 years."

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