Monday, January 09, 2006

Beringer Stone Cellars Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 wine review by (PB)

This magnum was a refreshing change from the usual "Woodbridge" routinely served with our pizza night get-together with friends.

It has a very light nose,and is a little stinky. But in the mouth it is big on flavors with a blast of raspberry mid-palate and is pretty nicely balanced. There is a definite blast of dried cherries after a fdew minutes of air--nice! This wine of the Beringer "economy" tier is peaked. It's not bad though and I would guess it runs around $14 for a magnum (equal to 2 bottles.) Raise a glass!

1 comment:

BoxWineGuy said...

I'm surprised that you were able to find a bottle of the 1999 vintage. Perhaps that explains the "stinky" part. I tried the 2004 Stone Cellars Shiraz Cabernet, and didn't find any big aroma off-notes. The flavor was very juicy - a fun, cheap wine.