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Lonely Grape TV Episode #89 – Sabella 2008 Reserve Shiraz

My Son, Tyler, and I share with you one of the most interesting marketing plays I have seen in winemaking. The winemaker is allowing us the consumer make the decision about how much oak maturation the wine gets as there … Continue reading

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Lonely Grape TV Episode # 85 – 2009 Black Minnow

2009 Black Minnow from Minnow Creek Wines – a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet and 5% Malbec. Interesting blend and an interesting wine.

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McLaren Vale Wines – Dowie Doole

Dowie Doole has moved it’s tasting facility to it’s headquarters on California Road. They were previously at the Salopian Inn with Gemtree wines until recent times. The new facility is well set up at the end of a small vineyard … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wine – tripple d’Arenberg Scarce Earth Project Shiraz

Welcome to the 6th installment of my McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Project Shiraz journey – a trio of offerings from d’Arenberg.   The first 5 installments can be viewed:- Scarce Earth Shiraz post – Fox Creek Scarce Earth Project Shiraz Part … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – well nearly – 90 Mile Wines

90 Mile Wines opened a cellar door in June 2010 in Middleton (between Victor Harbor and Goolwa) in the same complex as Blues Restaurant and Beach Huts.  I was lucky enough to catch up with these wines at the McLaren … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wine – Scarce Earth Shiraz # 4

Check out my other reviews of some of the Scarce Earth Project Single Vineyard wines here, here and here. 2009 Hugh Hamilton  Single Vineyard “Scarce Earth” Shiraz ($A50) The wine is made from grapes next to the scenically magnificent cellar … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wine – Scarce Earth Project #3

Another in the journey in tasting the wines from McLaren Vale’s Scarce Earth Project.  Check out my first post here and my second post here. 2009 Kangarilla Road Scarce Earth Project Shiraz (A$50) The grapes for this wine come from … Continue reading

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