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Thorny Devil Shiraz - 2003(W-194)

Thorny Devil Shiraz
Big Powerful Spicy Earthy

Winery Story

Crossroads Winery is located in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand's North Island. Founded in 1990, it is a boutique winery that has rapi... (more...)dly established a reputation for producing elegant wines of high quality and consistency. The grapes produced on the vineyard are hand-harvested and carefully selected, and the wines reflect the terroir characteristics of the region. Located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, Hawke's Bay is traditionally a leading wine-producing area with a record of making high-quality for over one hundred years. The region's five rivers and protective mountain range to the west provide a consistent water supply and climate. Stony, free-draining soils and sunny climate result in rich fruit for full-bodied, Bordeaux-style wines.

Tasting Note

This wine is a great value and has bright, youthful, fruit flavors. Big, full and juicy cherry and grapey flavors with a touch of clove and ... (more...)pepper.

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January 21, 2013

I routinely scamper away from wine at this price point but found myself alone with a glass of it at a family gathering during the recent holiday. Very impressed by what it brings to palate. Earthy grip, dirt, rocks, sand, gravel, all good, especially for such a low priced wine. Some fruit but complexities are the star. Even detected southern Dominican cigar wrapper and variety of spices on finish. Bravo, Thorny Devil, Bravo


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October 15, 2010
I drank this with niki.

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October 13, 2010
"rustic and complex, like a good man." the waiter was right. Dark berries and bing cherries conspire with leather and herbs to make a very nice wine from languedoc.

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October 08, 2010
Candied fruit, orange rind, grapefruit and grass on the nose with pear and peach becoming apparent on the palate. A good value wine for the price.

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September 25, 2010
Nice! Very traditional Malbec taste

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September 22, 2010
Buttery smooth

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September 16, 2010
Generally a great wine for the price. This bottle had brett though

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September 13, 2010
Year in and year out this is a consistant quality wine.

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September 12, 2010
Sulty Cal Cab

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September 07, 2010
Good blackberry fruit, sligjtly spiced, minimally oaked

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September 06, 2010
Nice juicy syrah with big fruit and good acidity.

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September 05, 2010
Drinking this wine later today.

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September 02, 2010
Year in and year out this is a consistant quality wine.

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August 31, 2010
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August 31, 2010
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August 31, 2010
Rated 93 in parker. Russian River.

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August 31, 2010
Rated 93 in parker. Russian River.

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August 30, 2010
2006 woolsey road, russian River Valley

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August 30, 2010
Excellant after breathing for afewminutes. Full bodied Had at del friscos 8/10 $69

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August 29, 2010
Lemon curd and mineral. Screaming good!

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August 29, 2010
Really subtle syrah with notes of prune and other earthy flavors

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August 29, 2010
Past its peak, but still great once it opened up

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August 19, 2010
Sweet

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August 09, 2010
Very tasty

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August 09, 2010
New local wine taste great. Very smooth.

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October 24, 2006
Much too acidic. Almost sour tasting.


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October 01, 2006
Very enjoyable, one of the better Shiraz's I've had.


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September 24, 2006
found it good


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May 27, 2006
Undrinkable.


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