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2018 Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz

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November 28, 2021 - $40

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

It is a smooth and earthy wine that offers flavors of leather, earth, iron and crushed rock cut against herbal accents.

92Vinous / IWC

...terrific richness and tons of allure. Blackberry jam, dried flowers, espresso, licorice and leather build in a sumptuous, opulent wine that will be very easy to drink upon release.

90The Wine Advocate

90Wine Spectator

...delivers a pure beam of raspberry and cherry purée, with light floral and anise hints in the background. Finish is unencumbered by toast and lingers prettily.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Sweet oak is the most noticeable aroma at first – the classic coconut and vanilla spices – but there's rich blackcurrant fruit underneath, and medicinal elements too, in a herbaceous sort of way... Softly tannic, with plenty of warmth to the aftertaste.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.