Posts Tagged Australia

2014 Wakefield St. Andrews Shiraz, Clare Valley

An opaque dark purple in the glass, lightening to a bright crimson at the rim. Scents of black pepper and eucalyptus lace fleshy mulberry, black plum, and blackberry fruit. Velvety on the palate, it fills the mouth with thick black berry fruits,... Read more

2015 Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia

In the glass, the wine is a very pale straw color with glints of green. The aromatics burst from the glass, an enticing mixture of perfumed pine needle and sap, lemon oil, orange blossoms, and limestone minerality. With the first sip, a puckering... Read more

2015 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, Australia

Nearly equal amounts of Chardonnay from the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills went into the production of this refined style of white wine. In the glass, it is a pale straw color with glints of green. With aeration, restrained aromas of roasted nut,... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Shiraz, Clare Valley

A deep purple/crimson in the glass. Initial scents of menthol and eucalyptus lead to deeper aromas and flavors of blackberries, pectin, earth, fleshy black plum, black licorice, and a note of cocoa powder. Medium-full in body, with sweet, dusty... Read more

2012 Wakefield ‘The Pioneer’ Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia

It’s called an “Exceptional Parcel Release,” meaning that the grapes were sourced from a handful of vineyard blocks identified by the viticultural team as holding the greatest promise for delivering the finest fruit come harvest time. Those... Read more

2012 Wakefield ‘The Visionary’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley Estate, Australia

A $200 bottle of wine sealed with a screw cap? Don’t stick up your nose; stick your nose in the glass, and prepare for a Jekyll-and-Hyde wine experience — and we mean that in a good way. You see, this is an unusual wine in that the flavor is not... Read more

2015 Wakefield Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia

This is that most rare of wines: a Wine Lines Featured Wine (meaning it has earned a score of at least 90 points on our 100-point grading scale) and a Wine Lines Value Vino (meaning it has earned a score of at least 88 points and is priced at $20 or... Read more

2014 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’ Shiraz, Clare Valley/McLaren Vale, Australia

First impressions are not always correct impressions. When this wine is first opened, it’s tight and obviously young, revealing little in aroma or flavor. However, after ample aeration — which can be accomplished by simply leaving the bottle... Read more

2014 Wakefield ‘Promised Land Unwooded’ Chardonnay, South Australia

Ever been to apple country during the harvest season? If so, you’ll never forget the sweet perfumed aroma in the air. This wine’s nose replicates that experience. In the mouth, a bit of slatiness and lemon zest lead to a sun-drenched apple... Read more

2015 Wakefield Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia

This full-bodied wine offers a pure expression of fruit flavors — spiced apple, passion fruit and a hint of peach — joined by a note of cashew. Perfect for sipping before grilling the shrimp on the barbie, and priced so you can plan a lot of... Read more