A Wine with Distinction: 2014 Wakefield Shiraz St. Andrews

The St. Andrews designate from Wakefield has been bottled in vintages of distinction since 1999. Showcasing the purity of fruit and deft fermentation skills, winemaker Adam Eggins is creating benchmark wines from the Clare Valley.  Understated elegance in a bottle, the 2014 Wakefield Shiraz St. Andrews from the Clare Valley, Australia comes across deliciously.

Dark red fruit, fresh tobacco leaf, clove, spice and sandalwood dominate the bouquet. On the palate big flavors of cherry and licorice are on the forefront with a nuance of mint in the background. The finish is lengthy and lavish expressing luxurious layers of texture and tannin in harmony. Rack of lamb with a port reduction sauce served with leek, thyme, and potato gratin will integrate exquisitely with this wine.

Rating: Excellent (91) | $60 | 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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