Saturday, September 22, 2012

2007 Two Hands "Zippy's Block" Shiraz


Three weeks ago, we had the 2007 Two Hands "Zippy's Block" Roennfeldt Road Single Vineyard Marananga, Barossa Valley Shiraz with a ribe-eye steak dinner at home. I was flipping through my notebook of tasting notes that sits on my kitchen counter when I realized that I had forgotten to post on it. It had been a busy time: the Friday before labor day, school had just started and we had just gotten our kids and our nephew settled. 
We had purchased a couple of bottles of this last Fall at The Tasting Room at Uptown Park after trying it at one of their tasings, I am not sure if it is still available there. I believe that is was priced around $75. After drinking lighter weight wines for most of the summer, this was our ode to the advent of Fall. As we are still having afternoon temperature in the low 90's here in Houston, it was more symbolic than having anything to do with an actual change in the weather.
Anyway, we both really enjoyed it. It was big and bold and everything that you are expecting in a wine from Barossa and it definitely hit the spot for that evening's desire to step out of our summer routine. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, mint, bacon and chocolate. It had a full body, medium+ acidity, very smooth medium+ tannins, medium+ alcohol and a long rich finish. Loved it! Highly recommended.