Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Wine EnthusiastThis Syrah-yes, Syrah, not Shiraz-has a mouthfeel that will make you swear, or call out to your deity of choice. Just velvety-smooth on the palate, with plump plum fruit that tightens up on the finish, which reprises the peppery-herb notes that first showed on the nose. It's certainly nothing you'd kick out of bed now, but will probably taste even better in five or six years.
Wine SpectatorDense, rich and chewy, with more red fruit than black, finishing more open in texture than it starts. Has refinement and finesse, but it's big. Best from 2007 through 2012. 900 cases made.