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2014 Ochota Barrels Syrah Marananga Shellac Vineyard

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2014 Ochota Barrels Syrah Marananga Shellac Vineyard

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

Coming from 40-year-old vines that are two tractor widths between the Torbreck Decendant vineyard and Greenock Creek on Roennfeldt Road, the 2014 Shellac Vineyard Shiraz has a vibrant medium-depth purple color and equally vibrant nose of red and black cherries, crushed black raspberries, mulberries and roses with hints of yeast extract, pepper, cinnamon stick and dusty earth. Medium-bodied and almost Pinot-like in it elegance if not flavors, it fills the palate with spiced cherry compote flavors supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing with great length and lift. Not your typical style of Barossa Shiraz but it is very, very delicious.

Tasting Notes:

From Marananga in the Barossa Valley, bottle no 1468 of 2288. Radically different, this the sun to I am the Owl's moon, opulent and fleshy, with savoury blackberry and plum fruit on a long, satisfying palate that has not been asked to carry a load of alcohol.

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The ochota barrels tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after traveling some of the world’s most amazing wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make beautiful holistic wines back home in South Australia.After a mis-spent youth playing a rickenbakker bass in various punk bands, Taras became an Oenology graduate from Adelaide University, developing his craft in numerous vineyards and cellars around the world to then settle with Amber on 9.6 steep gorgeous acres tucked away, deep in the Basket Range of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.Before this Taras worked as the European Flying Winemaker Consultant, concentrating on the Italian regions, Puglia, Abruzzo Sicily and further, for the Swedish wine importing company Oenoforos.California was also a regular vintage destination, making wines with producers such as Kunin, Bonnacorsi, Arcadian, Schrader, Outpost and the famous Hitching Post’s label, Hartley-Ostini, from the movie ‘Sideways’.Amber’s wine experience ranges from vintages in Italy, vineyard development in the Adelaide Hills and coordinating production and wine analysis for Nordic Sea Winery in southern Sweden.