90 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (JR)
Saturated ruby. Understated red berry aromas gain depth and power with aeration, picking up baking spices, minerals and dried flowers. Juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are nicely concentrated and fresh, with good mineral snap adding vivacity. An elegant and persistent rendition of shiraz.
88 pts Robert Parker Jr.'s The wine Advocate (JM)
Margan Family produces a wide range of wines at consumer friendly prices. Sourced from low yields of one ton per acre, the 2006 Shiraz was aged for 18 months in seasoned American oak. Purple-colored, it delivers an attractive bouquet of cedar, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry. On the palate it reveals an elegant personality with racy fruit, good balance, and enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years.