Deep, bright ruby. Ripe raspberry and cassis on the nose, with notes of anise and violet adding complexity. Lively, subtly sweet red fruits show good back-end cut. Finishes with good zesty persistence and persistent notes of spices and flowers. This would be good with a peppery piece of grilled beef.
Opaque ruby. Powerful, expressive aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, cracked pepper and dried violet, with a sexy vanilla note coming up with air. Lush and creamy on entry, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors, then gains structure in the mid-palate. Velvety tannins add support and linger on the juicy, faintly smoky finish. Lots of deep fruit here.
<p>Cape Barren’s unoaked 2008 Silly Goose White is a blend of 51% Semillon, 42% Sauvignon Blanc, and 7% Chardonnay. It offers up a fragrant perfume of fresh herbs, mineral, green apple, and passion fruit. Vibrant on the palate with some complexity, this light to medium-bodied wine has a clean, refreshing finish. It is a fine match with raw bar.</p>
The purple-colored 2006 Native Goose Shiraz was aged in seasoned French and American oak. The attractive bouquet reveals cedar, spice box, game, earth notes, blueberry and licorice. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, smooth textured Shiraz with layers of savory fruit, 2-3 years of aging potential, good balance, and a medium-long, pure finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018.
Saturated red. Black raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by anise, pipe tobacco and smoky minerals. Sweet dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors are given grip by fine-grained tannins and lift by dusty minerals. Turns sweeter on the finish, which strongly echoes the dark berry notes. This is already seductive.
opaque purple with a superb bouquet of espresso, mocha, pencil lead, plum, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, full-throttle, layered wine with great depth of flavor, with notes of star anise and blackberry liquer making an appearance. The wine is beautifully integrated and has 5-7 years of aging potential. Drink this lengthy Shiraz through 2025.
inky purple with an alluring perfume of smoke, sausage, bacon, black cherry and blueberry. Ripe and supple-textured, this full-bodied wine offers layers of spicy black fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, and a lengthy pure finish. Give this excellent value 3-4 years to unfurl and enjoy it through 2020.