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Wakefield wines continue to offer fine values in the market place. With each bottle under $20, it’s hard to go wrong. The wines, while not overly complex, are consistent and approachable. In other words, they may not be something you’d serve to dinner guests, but they make a fine choice for everyday sipping.

Grape(s): Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvingon

Winery: Wakefield

Region: South Australia

Year: 2008

Special Designation: Promise Land

Price: 10-15

Review:

A dark of offers aromas of currants, bramble fruit, pepper, mocha, and hint of game. Flavors of currants, cherries, and plums are accented by notes of leather, pepper, and a hint of dark chocolate. A rich, robust wine, with a good body, it’s made for red meat.

Rating: 88

Character: supple mouthfeel, solid tannins, dark fruit

Farming Certification: (none)

 

Grape(s): Riesling

Winery: Wakefield

Region: South Australia

Year: 2010

Special Designation: Clare Valley

Price: 15-20

Review:

Light aromas of apple and lime are accented by floral hints. On the palate, lime and green apple meld with floral suggestions. A clean, crisp wine, that’s nice a dry for a Riesling, it makes a very nice aperitif.

Rating: 87

Character: bright fruit, crisp mouthfeel, fresh acidity

Farming Certification: (none)

Grape(s): Chardonnay (unwooded)

Winery: Wakefield

Region: South Australia

Year: 2009

Special Designation: Promise Land

Price: 10-15

Review:

Aromas of lemon and tropical notes make up the nose. A sip unfurls flavors of pineapple, guava, and citrus notes. Round but still fairly bright, this wine is perfect for people that are over oak.

Rating: 88

Character: lush fruit, bright, round mouthfeel, balanced acidity

Farming Certification: (none)