Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
2017
2016
2015
2013
2013
2012
2011

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old Shiraz vines that year after year grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put in bottle. The “Dude” from the Cohen Brother’s movie The Big Lebowski was also an inspiration.

The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 ton open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavors, color and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red with a dark crimson core.
Aroma
Notes of black cherry pastille, with complexing notes of wood smoke, lavender, fresh leather, vanilla bean & black peppercorn.
Taste
Medium to full bodied hits the palate, with lots of buoyant, bright, black fruits, covering the true spectrum from blackberry pastille, blackberry bush, dark cherry and mulberry. Notes of dried tobacco and dried herb, give a nod to the vintage.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2017
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak, which 13% was new, and the remainder in one to six year old puncheons and hogsheads.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old Shiraz vines that year after year grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put in bottle. The “Dude” from the Cohen Brother’s movie The Big Lebowski was also an inspiration.

The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 ton open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavors, color and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.

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Wine Notes
Color
Bright crimson with a vibrant purple accented hue.
Aroma
Notes of black cherry, fresh blackberry, fresh lavender, pastry crust, and dark chocolate.
Taste
Hits the palate with vibrancy and pop. Bright berry notes dance across the palate. Medium to full bodied with richness of fruit balanced by bright refreshing acidity. Tannins are prominent but melt beautifully into a wall of fruit.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.80%
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak,15% of which was new, and the remainder in one to six year old puncheons and hogsheads.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old Shiraz vines that year after year grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put in bottle. The “Dude” from the Cohen Brother’s movie The Big Lebowski was also an inspiration. The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 ton open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavors, color and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep dark red, with flecks of magenta at the meniscus
Aroma
Dark and alluring with notes of blackberries, bramble, roast meats, lavender and coal dust.
Taste
Lovely density and weight, blackberry and plum cascade across the palate with notes of roast meats, pipe smoke and cedar playing a supporting role. A lovely vein of Barossa black pepper and spice runs the length of the palate.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak of which 15% was new and the remainder in one to six year old oak.
Release Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
5,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old vines that stand around all lifetime long looking like they are soldiers ready to be led into battle. Year in and year out they grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put into the bottle. Shiraz grapes, mature vines and the Barossa Valley, there is nothing quite like it.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep dark red, with flecks of magenta at the meniscus
Aroma
Dark and alluring with notes of blackberries, bramble, roast meats, lavender and coal dust.
Taste
Lovely density and weight, blackberry and plum cascade across the palate with notes of roast meats, pipe smoke and cedar. Barossa black pepper and spice runs the length of the palate. Bold tannins. Long finish with hints of dark bitter chocolate.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 tonne open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavours, colour and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak of which 15% was new and the remainder in one to six year old oak.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, July 4, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
14,400
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old vines that stand around all lifetime long looking like they are soldiers ready to be led into battle. Year in and year out they grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put into the bottle. Shiraz grapes, mature vines and the Barossa Valley, there is nothing quite like it.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep dark red, with flecks of magenta at the meniscus
Aroma
Dark and alluring with notes of blackberries, bramble, roast meats, lavender and coal dust.
Taste
Lovely density and weight, blackberry and plum across the palate with notes of roast meats, pipe smoke and cedar, with a vein of Barossa black pepper and spice. Tannins are quite bold and muscular and pull the flavors through to a long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 tonne open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavors, color and tannin. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak of which 15% was new and the remainder in one to six year old oak.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
14,400
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old vines that stand around all lifetime long looking like they are soldiers ready to be led into battle. Year in and year out they grow a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put into the bottle. Shiraz grapes, mature vines and the Barossa Valley, there is nothing quite like it.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep dark red
Aroma
A mélange of fruits explode on the nose; bright red berries, spiced plums and chocolate coupled with subtle hints of fresh flowers and cedary oak.
Taste
Pure and focused with lively black berries, black pepper and bitter chocolate. Lovely bright acids and fine yet tight tannins provide the ideal framework to a palate that is both long and pure.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 ton open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavors, color and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occured. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak of which 8% was new and the remainder in two to six year old oak.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Release Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
14,400
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia

Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old vines that stand around all lifetime long looking like they are soldiers ready to be led into battle. Year in and year out they throw a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put into the bottle. Shiraz grapes, mature vines and the Barossa Valley, there is nothing quite like it.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red, black core
Aroma
A beautiful array of lifted red fruits, including a touch of cranberry and soft jellies, subtle spice and graphite with subtle cedar and tobacco lying underneath.
Taste
A touch bolder on the palate, moving into more purple/black fruits spectrum. The fruit runs through the palate supported by fine tannins and subtle oak. The soft yet tight acid gives great vitality and length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and ten ton open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavours, colour and tannins. At pressing, the free fun and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 12 months in French oak hogsheads of which 8% were new and the balance one to five years old.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia