A Berrylicious Celebration Wine: Wakefield Shiraz

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



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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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