Have you ever heard a wine described as sexy? Dirty? This one is. Most of the big gun Shiraz from Australia hails from the Barossa and the McClaren Vale. In that area the soil is a burnt brick red developing wines (especially Shiraz) that are big, fruit expressive and often jammy. This wine, from only about forty miles away comes from a vineyard planted on an ancient riverbed (Langhorne Creek). The roots for these vines sink into ten feet of black, black river silt! Yes, it has the signature fruit of an Aussie Shiraz, but with added notes of tar and earth, black earth. Sexy? Yeah. Dirty? You bet! This is a glass to curl up with and linger over; but don't let your mother know.