Hollick, 2009, Shiraz
Ian Hollick is regarded as one of the finest producers in Coonawarra, one of the prestigious growing regions in South Australia. Together with his wife, Wendy, he started Hollick Wines back in 1983.
Since their humble beginnings Ian has produced dozens of award winning wines and now owns over 200 acres of vineyards. In 1998 he went in search of new terroirs and found that Wrattonbully had similar soils to the famed Coonawarra region. He planted a vineyard here to Shiraz, and called it Red Ridge.
This Shiraz displays a the classic fruit forward style of Australia. The color is a classic inky black with a purple shade to the rim, indicating youth. The nose bursts with an abundance of sweet fruit flavors, including black cherry, raisin and sweet spices. The palate is full bodied, dry yet very ripe, with soft and supple tannins.
Food and wine pairing: This can be enjoyed by itself, but is ideally suited to grilled meats and cheese plates.