The 2014 Barossa vintage will go down as a testament to the ability of both grapes and people to thrive under a challenge. Even late in the season vines were green, fresh and healthy, ripening the late varieties well into autumn. Good winter and early spring rains filled the soils and set the vines up well for the season. July to September rainfall was 20% above average. Late spring and summer were dry and warem at least during the days, with significant heat records being set. Generally lower than average crops were reported across the Barossa and Eden Valley. Reds are rich and varietal, with dense colors, plenty of fruit weight from the start, middle and the finish. Ensuring this vintage will be very age worthy wines.
Food Pairing Notes
Slow cooked brisket, grilled lamb, grass feed beef or a hearty beef stew and, of course, steak.
PRODUCER: 3 Rings Pty Ltd
REGION: Barossa Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
RESIDUAL SUGAR: .06 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.43 g/l
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar. 2016
2013: 92 Pts 'Smart Buy' - Wine Spectator, Jan. 2015
2013: 91 Pts 'Editor' Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 2015
2012: 90 Pts –Wine Spectator, Feb 24, 2014 "Reds from Australia for $20 or Less"
2008: 91 Pts 'Editors Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2013
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, April 2012
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, July 2010
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #181, Feb. 2009
2006: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #178, Aug. 2008
2006: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct. 2008