François Villard worked in the restaurant business until 1985 before his thoughts turned to becoming a sommelier and a vigneron.
This dry purplish red colored wine features medium spicy, floral and fruity scents and offers a broad texture as well as fleshy tannins.
Wine Spectator - 90: "Offers a velvety feel, with alluring crushed plum and cassis fruit flavors, spiked with notes of white pepper, violet and toasted anise, which add nice cut on the finish."
The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Petite Sirah is full-bodied, making it the perfect option to pair along side rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces!
The color is a beautiful red with purple hues. On the nose, soft floral aromas give way to rich black fruits and vanilla flavors. On the palate it is full bodied with impressive blackberry jam notes alongside notes of freshly baked blueberry pie, vanilla and nutmeg.
Hesketh Wine Company
The Hesketh range of white label wines represent the best of our home state, South Australia - one of the most celebrated and diverse growing regions in the world. Grapes for these wines are grown only in premium sub regions of South Australia which are best suited to each wine style. The wines are then blended before bottling to a fresh, fruit driven style which is perfect for everyday drinking - or more salubrious occasions.
Color: Dark cherry red with bright purple hues.
Aroma: Dark berry fruits, mocha, vanilla, cedar and coffee with hints of dried herbs.
Palate: Generous and ripe, but with a seam of spicy elegance which has been retained by not allowing the fruit to over ripen. Hints of vanilla from the American oak complements the dark chocolate and spicy licorice on the finish. Primary fruit and oak flavors are balanced neatly with natural acidity and soft tannins, to provide restraint and elegance to the persistent finish.
Food Match: Roast Lamb. Steak. Pizza.
|Vineyard||Hesketh Wine Company|
The Lucky Country Winery
The Lucky Country is synonymous with Australia, the phrase having first been coined in the book of the same name in 1964 by Donald Horne. The phrase was initially used as an irony mocking the fortune of the post-colonial Australians of the 1960s.
Since then it has become a descriptive label for Australia and its wealth of natural resources, beautiful weather, stunning landscapes and relaxed lifestyle. It is the same slice of fortune that allows the fertile soils of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale to yield such lush, vibrant fruit from which The Lucky Country is made.
|Region||McLaren Vale, Australia|
Dark crimson red. Very McLaren Vale! Baking spices of nutmeg and cinnamon with dark fruits, chocolate and grilled meats. A mouth-filling palate that is nice and juicy with red and black fruits that lead the way through to a finish that is hallmarked by mocha and vanilla bean characteristics. The fleshy tannins provide ample framework for plums and spice cake to flow around.
|Vineyard||The Lucky Country Winery|
|Ratings||Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) - 89: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz is scented of ripe blackberries, black raspberries and crushed black cherries with nuances of pepper, anise and sage. Full-bodied, it packs the mouth with youthful black berry flavors supported by soft, rounded tannins and just enough acid to give lift through the long finish. Drink it now to 2018+."|