See Ya Later Ranch 2007 Rover - 90pts
Availability: Direct from winery. VQA stores. 2008 vintage also available.
Date Tasted: May 29th, 2010
Tasting Notes: Intense, developing aromas of black berries, plums, ripe cherries, vanilla, cedar and peppercorns greet you on the nose. The smooth textured palate follows-up with flavours of big, bold berries and lots of spices: cooking spice, cardamom and pepper. A firm structure of high tannins frames the fruit on the palate nicely. Very well balanced.
Aged in 60% French and 40% American oak for 18 months. An Australian-style blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier (minus the eucalyptus/mint aromas). This is a gorgeous BBQ wine whose robust tannins will pair well with a good steak or grilled lamb. Drink now through 2014.
- Liam Carrier