Fuxking gorgeous. Desert-road tertiary, spicy green pepper goodness in a thick garnet package. Sweet nectar in the mouth, ballsy diesel and rosin surf around on thick dusty blackberry. So much power and depth without a chubby hot bone in it. You Sonoma Coast addicts need to not roll your eyes at this Australian: It’s vibrant, green, and impressively un-volatile. Tannins vibrant in a ridiculously fresh finish. This wine has another decade easy. Stupid good.
2007 d’ARENBERG ‘The Laughing Magpie’ Shiraz/Viognier 90/10 Mclaren Vale Australia 14.5