WHAT: Bellingham Shiraz 2005 (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Coastal region, South Africa
WHY: Perhaps in spite of employing the French tradition of blending a small amount of white Viognier grapes with Syrah/Shiraz, Bellingham has created this big, beefy, jammy, smoky red. Light the coals, throw on the meat, toss the salad and drink the wine. The living’s easy.
PRICE: 750 ml/#13.85
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #554360)