First Drop Half & Half Barossa Shiraz Monastrell | 2010 | 750 ml.

Item #: 70459

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 50% Shiraz, 50% Monastrell

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Critical Acclaim

SP88 Wine Spectator Jul 31, 2012

"This fresh red exhibits a wild edge to the berry and spice flavors, weaving in earthy wildflower notes as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2015." (88 pts.)

ST90 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 2012

"Bright violet color. Deeply pitched aromas of black and blue fruits, cola and licorice, with a spicy topnote. Picks up a smoky quality with air and offers powerful boysenberry and dark cherry qualities. Dusty tannins add grip to a long, sweet and penetrating finish. This wine drinks very nicely with some decanting." (90 pts.)

South Australia

South Australia has a warm climate with little precipitation during the growing season, making it difficult for winemakers to irrigate their vineyards. This means smaller yields for the farmers, but the stress on the vines from the shortages of water also results in a higher quality fruit. For that reason, many of Australia's best wines come from South Australia and it's best known district, Barossa Valley. You'll find lots of Shiraz in South Australia, naturally, but you'll also find some great Cabernets, Rieslings, and Chardonnays.

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Australia

When casual wine drinkers think of Australian wine, they probably think of the critter-laden labels of Yellow Tail and The Little Penguin, among others. And while large wine companies dominate the Australian list, there are also a great number of smaller producers creating highly-rated, award-winning wines.

The majority of Australian wine is produced in South Australia, with most of that (those “critter wines”) carrying a South Eastern Australia appellation. Subregions such as Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale are home to smaller producers and higher quality wines. Victoria and New South Wales are also significant regions, and wines from Western Australia are reaching America in increasing numbers.

Though Shiraz is the grape most associated with Australia, they’ve also had great success with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Grenache.

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More Information
SKU70459
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameFirst Drop Half & Half
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
DistrictBarossa
Product Location - Location-AppellationBarossa
Package Size750 ml.
Wine/Spirit BrandFirst Drop
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2010
Bin Location22
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)50% Shiraz, 50% Monastrell
Wine - Primary GrapeShiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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