If you are looking for an awesome celebration wine, look no further. This 2012 Wakefield Shiraz ‘The Pioneer‘ from the Clare Valley, Australia is generous and balanced. An impressive oak aging regimen imparts a hint of tropical coconut flavors that accompany the usual vanilla notes conveyed through the oak. This wine will make an excellent addition to any celebration meal, especially if that meal has a Beef Wellington or Prime Rib Roast on the menu. If you happen to be looking for a gift to appease a wine enthusiast who loves big red wines that are complex and elegant, look no further.

Rating: Excellent (93) | $200 | 14.5 % ABV