Animals on the Rhone

Clarendon Hills Clarendon Kangarilla Grenache 2004
Vibrant black fruit, actually liquer-like in the nose. The palate is spiritous, ripe, framed with acidity around a vast expanse of fruitiness. Sourced from old Grenache vines in the Kangarilla Vineyard. P&B in Blewitt Springs 14.5% $55.99 at Bottle Barn Clarendon Hills

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Butchers Block 2005
A complex medley of fresh and dried fruits with the vanilla of oak. There is structure, with noticeable acidity and tannin that complements the density of flavor – very nice. 41% Shiraz, 40% Grenache and 19% Mourvedre. Estate bottled in Tanunda 15% $24.99 at K&L Turkey Flat

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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