Maker: Twin Fin Wines
Packaging: Bottle, screw cap
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Twin Fin Shiraz 2002 is the first screw-cap wine I’ve tried in a long time, and it certainly won’t be confused with the syrupy-sweet stuff you find in the convenience store cooler. This California shiraz starts with a robust cherry aroma. It’s flavor is bold, rounded, and smooth, emphasizing cherry and red berry fruitiness. The fruit flavor leads into pepper notes, with a spicy finish. Woody overtones give the wine a bit of complexity, although it’s really a food-friendly choice that will appeal to a variety of tastes.
Don’t let the screw-cap fool you – this is a nice domestic shiraz that’s great for a picnic, a barbecue, or with a spicy entree. The label is a sort of contemporary-retro look, with stylish graphics and an illustratoin of a 60s convertible with a surfboard sticking out of it. A fitting image for a relaxed wine. Visit the maker at Twin Fin Wines.