friendly, medium-bodied red highlights the best of each varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz give the wine a rich savory
character and structure, the Dolcetto lends brightness and lift and the Lagrein contributes spice, tannins and fresh, crisp acids.
The grapes were fermented on their skins for five days before a cool fermentation in two and three-year-old oak barrels. The
wine displays attractive and fragrant notes of black cherries, sweet plums and blackcurrants, followed by hints of chocolate
88 Wine Advocate: The 2008 Stickleback Red, a blend of 61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Dolcetto and Lagrein (a grape native to Alto Adige) that was aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Purple-colored, it displays an alluring perfume of cedar, tobacco, earth notes, black currant, and blueberry. Layered on the palate with some complex flavors, this attractive blend over-delivers for its humble price. Drink it over the next 5 years. - Wine Advocate
|(45%Sauvignon/38% Shiraz/9% Dolcetto/8% Lagrein). The composition of this blend is driven by the house style.