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Best Shiraz of 2006

I only buy Shiraz wine when I have to and it usually ends up to be Yellowtail! I'd like to expand my horizon so here are the top Shiraz as rated by several sites.

from WineSpectator
  • #10 Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley - Bella's Garden 2004 $50
  • #16 Langmeil Shiraz Barossa Valley - Valley Floor 2004 $23
  • #43 Yangarra Estate Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre MclarRen Vale Cadenzia 2004 $25
  • #48 Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2003 $23
  • #50 Alban Syrah Edna Valley Reva 2004 $74
  • #64 Jacob’s Creek Shiraz South Aaustralia Reserve 2003 $13
  • #68 Mollydooker Shiraz Mclaren Vale-Langhorne Creek-Padthaway The Boxer 2005 $20
  • #70 Penfolds Shiraz Barossa Valley RWT 2003 $75
  • #73 Branson Coach HousSe Shiraz - Barossa Valley Coach House Block Rare Single Vineyard 2004 $100
  • #85 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz - Viognier Victoria 2004 $19
  • #90 De Trafford Shiraz Stellenbosch 2003 $65
  • #99 Matetic Syrah San Aantonio EQ 2004 $25
from SFGate
  • Rex Goliath, 2004 California Shiraz, $8.99
  • Castoro Cellars, 2003 Paso Robles Reserve Syrah, $17.95
  • Laetitia, 2003 Estate Syrah, $25.00
  • Trois Voyelles, 2003 Alexander Valley Syrah, $25.00
  • Annapolis Winery, 2004 Syrah $30.00
  • Silkwood Wines, 2002 Stanislaus Silkwood Wines Petite Sirah, $36.00
from Wine Enthusiast
  • #8 Château Ste. Michelle 2003 Ethos Syrah $29
  • #20 Clarendon Hills 2004 Astralis Syrah $325
  • #42 Viña Pérez Cruz 2004 Reserva Limited Edition Syrah $19
  • #78 Cayuse 2003 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah$55

wikipedia says: Shiraz or Syrah is a variety of grape used in wine. The names are interchangeable. It is called Syrah in France and most often in the United States, South Africa, Australia, and Canada it is known as Shiraz. In Australia it used to be called Hermitage up to the late 1980s. It should not be confused with Petite Sirah, a synonym for Durif, which is a different type of grape. Its name stems from Shiraz--the city of flowers, wine and poetry in Persia/Iran--in the heart of an ancient winemaking region. The grape also has many other synonyms that are used in various parts of the world including Antourenein Noir, Balsamina, Candive, Entournerein, Hignin Noir, Marsanne Noir, Schiras, Sirac, Syra, Syrac, Serine, and Sereine.[1]


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