Spoil Dad with an exclusive wine gift pack containing our two most premium Shiraz wines which have scored 97 points & 95 points in the latest Halliday Wine Companion.
GOLD PACK - $130 (Usually $145)
1 bottle 2014 Reserve Shiraz (97 points / 'Special Value' rating & listed in 'BEST of the BEST' Shiraz - Halliday Wine Companion)
1 bottle 2014 Cali Road Shiraz (95 points - Halliday Wine Companion
About the wines...
Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Norm Doole's California Road Vineyard is one of those treasures, producing low yielding outstanding fruit. Both the CALI ROAD & RESERVE are sourced from separate blocks on the California Road Vineyard and are produced to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins.
Reflecting the site's particular terroir, the wines are naturally bold, spicy and generous gaining further complexity from barrel fermentation and extended oak maturation, using the finest French Oak in the case of the RESERVE SHIRAZ and American Oak hogsheads for the CALI ROAD SHIRAZ.
These wines represent the finest McLaren Vale Shiraz, from the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards. To protect our philosophy, they are made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow.
Reviews & Awards
2014 RESERVE SHIRAZ
97 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Exceptional & Awarded Special Value Rating
Listed in Halliday's 'BEST of the BEST' Shiraz
“From a block replanted in '74; the vinification is essentially the same as for Cali Road, with one major exception: the oak used is French. An object exercise in the benefits that French oak of identical age can invest a wine with precision and brilliance, an edgy character that simply illuminates the fruit, and leaves the mouth thirsting for more. Grace and power." James Halliday
2014 CALI ROAD SHIRAZ
95 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Outstanding
“From an east-facing slope planted '00, destemmed and crushed, 13 days on skins, basket-pressed direct to used American hogsheads (50% new) for 2 years maturation. An exceptionally powerful and intense wine, yet no more than full-bodied; dark berries, dark chocolate, mocha and savoury tannins make up a tag team of boundless energy - 20 years won't tire them.” James Halliday