Stephen Tanzer 90
"Vivid purple. Pungent blackberry, boysenberry and fresh violet on the perfumed nose. Lush and seamless, offering lively flavors of bitter cherry, blackberry and cola. Rich but at the same time animated and focused, finishing with solid punch, smooth tannins and very good spicy persistence. -- Josh Raynolds"
" The grapes were harvested from David and Cathy Knight’s estate vineyards. Langhorne Creek Shiraz generally suits this style of wine well as Shiraz fruit from the region has no problem reaching this level of ripeness displaying ripe berry characters. Furthermore Langhorne Creek Shiraz characteristically has a soft tannin structure that contributes to mouthfeel and early drinkablity.
The wine was fermented under temperature controlled conditions and then brie aged in French wood to produce a fruit driven style that shows more of the ripe shiraz characters, little oak impact, a smooth textured, glycerin laden mouthfeel and early drinking. " ~ Winery notes
Winner's TankView all from Winner's Tank
Winner's Tank highlights what can be accomplished when an extremely talented winemaker gets his hands on some premium, Langhorne Creek fruit. Winner's Tank is a new venture between Reid Bosward of Kaesler vineyards, and David and Cathy Knight, owners of the Winner's Tank site. The name relates to an old water tank that sits in the corner of the vineyard. In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors.