I have 6 bottles of 60 total in the state of Wisconsin coming in tomorrow, Friday. The wine is Rustom Farms, Sandbox, 2008 vintage Shiraz from Australia. Here is their website http://www.curiousvine.com/. It is listed for $60 per bottle to order it directly from them. I have it for $49.99 per bottle. I should be able to get 6 more bottles if needed. Call me at 734 4905 to reserve yours.
Here is their description: This wine presents with dramatically deep, dark notes of vibrant reds and purples. Deep Blackberry, black plum and cola aromas combine with black pepper, anise, sweet molasses and vanilla bean. Flavors of rich, ripe, blackberry are laced with a hint of raspberry, mocha and sweet toasted vanillin oak, evident of the time in new French barrels. This is a dense structured wine, yet with a charming sense of style.
Here is the listing from Williams and Sonoma. Their price is $60 per bottle also.
Additional Wine Information
One of the oldest and most famous wineproducing regions in Australia, Barossa Valley is located in the state of South Australia, 35 miles northeast of Adelaide. It’s known for crisp Rieslings, excellent fortified wines and, above all, full-throttle Shiraz. Vineyards are planted along the North Para River and extend eastward into neighboring Eden Valley. Just beyond the cooling effects of the Gulf of St. Vincent, Barossa’s very warm growing conditions are ideal for ripening wine grapes. Rustom founder and winemaker Michael Scholz grew up in the small town of Light Pass in the Barossa, where his family has been farming since the early 1800s. Run by Scholz and his American wife, Amy, the Rustom property features diverse soils; this bottling, as its name suggests, is grown in sandy terrain. Shallow soil and a hard, impenetrable clay pan combine to create a highly stressful environment for the vines, causing them to produce the winery’s most intense, deep and structured wines.
Rich aromas of ripe plum and blackberry are supported by notes of coffee, violets and spice cake.
On the tongue, expect dense, savory dark-berry flavors.
Rare steaks, bold roasts and chops, and most grilled red meats will provide the protein, fat and smoky flavor that bring out the best in this Shiraz. Lamb is a classic pairing with rich Barossa reds, but beef, pork, venison and game are all hearty enough to stand up to the Rustom Sandbox’s assertive flavors. Herbs like mint, cilantro and basil will all find a willing partner in the wine’s dark fruit. Take inspiration from recipes like Medallions of Venison with Cranberry-Port Sauce and Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb (recipes available at williams-sonoma.com).
Decant and serve a little cooler than room temperature: refrigerate the decanted wine for 10 minutes before serving.
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