Water Wheel Vineyards
Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
$9.88 -- Whole Foods, Austin, TX
Color: Deep garnet
Nose: Cassis, mint
Middle: Raspberry, chocolate
Burns clean?: Yes
I'm a bit astounded that I got this bottle for this price. Perhaps no one knows what is inside it? It's not the most body-full Shiraz, nor the longest on the palate. But it's a great tasting wine, with super-interesting flavors. The nose is strongly fruity and minty, but the palate opens up rapidly into a range of dark flavors, not all of which I've managed to capture above.
For those of you less interested in subtle flavors and more in effects, please note that this wine is powerfully strong, but does not taste that way. I'll write you letters in jail.