innocent bystander 2005 shiraz, 3% viognier, $15.00-$23.00, 89 points, is opaque to a violet-garnet rim with a transparent ring.
The aroma is sweet cherry, cocoa, and cedar with some gentle floral quality.
The medium plus body carries good acidity and noticeable tannin. The flavor profile is a straight-forward plum with hints of licorice and some black fruit. The 14.5% alcohol is slightly noticeable, and this Shiraz probably should be decanted.
Paired nicely with fusilli in a beef, peppers, tomato sauce.
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