(From 2003 Vintage) "One of the most expensive offerings in this portfolio is the 2003 Shiraz Ares, a 230-case cuvee that flirts with perfection. A selection of the best lots of Bella’s Garden, it is a kinky, but fabulous Shiraz fashioned from very old vines, and aged in 100% new French oak (which is barely noticeable given the wine’s concentration). An opaque purple color is accompanied by a flamboyant, riveting bouquet of roasted meats, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, and white flowers. Full-bodied and voluptuous wi...
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06