Category: Shiraz

  • Barahonda Tinto Barrica 2008

    Another in a trio of Robert Parker 90 point bottles under $20 Canadian we got a few weeks ago.  This is a luscious wine, a mix of monastrell and syrah, makes you envious the Spanish can produce such quality at such prices (this would be a $45 Okanagan wine easy) and it was every inch […]

  • Punch in the Face Shiraz, 2008

    This wine is preposterous.  It has a silly label—yes, that picture at left really is the graphic on the front of the bottle—says “kapow” on the reverse, is a tad Fight Club and a little vintage Batman and all 100% totally over the top booze.   Sure, it’s big juicy jammy fruity spit-roasting delectable knock […]

  • Sandhill Small Lots Cabernet Syrah 2007

    I love the Sandhill Small Lots wines.  I hate the cost of Sandhill Small Lots wines (most $30 or more).  I am therefore torn: There’s good wine for less but there’s worse wine for more.  When it comes to BC reds, there is, too, a lot of pomp, posturing and pretense.  Not with the SSL […]

  • Hickinbotham Shiraz Cabernet: Superb

    Hey, at 2.67 cents a mil you really can’t do better in this over-taxed wine market.  It’s a 91-pointer from Robert Parker so you know exactly what you will get before you cork (unscrew) it: There will be some big jammy fruit with a lingering oaky finish.  This does not disappoint in any respect.  Rather […]