Rockford Rod & Spur Shiraz Cabernet 2013

This is another excellent "Rod & Spur" release from Rockford.  The 2013 vintage is a blend of 67% shiraz and 33% cabernet sauvignon.  Although creeping into the mid $30s, it's my value pick of the Rockford lineup.  Its aromatics speak of baked plums, licorice and warm gravel.  The palate is full bodied, the length towards long, the tannins are ripe and even a smidgen fleshy, and an iron earth character resonates.  This is a serious shiraz cabernet that should keep and improve for a decade or more.

Rating: Very Good
Abv: 14.2%
Price: $34.50
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Tasted: 2016
Barossa Valley
June 3, 2016

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