Deep garnet-purple, the 2011 Rocky Gully Shiraz is scented of cassis, fresh blackberries and wild blueberries with hints of black pepper and moss. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with ripe black berry and baking spice flavors with a medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid to support, finishing long. Drink this one now to 2016+.
Lithe, boasting lively acidity, with a flavor profile that leans more toward savory herb and meat than fruit, ending with a bead of blackberry on the finish. Oddly compelling. Drink now through 2017. 3,500 cases made. –HS