d’Arenberg 2004 “The Laughing Magpie” Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale (AU)

Why does d’Arenberg sell this wine for so little in our humble state of Pennsyltucky? Why sell a wine for under $20 when so many people are happy to spend over $30? Even the critics all love it. Seems very silly to me. No matter the reason, we have yet another vintage of this killer Shiraz. FYI: the addition of Viognier (a white wine) is a common practice in the Northern Rhone region of France. It offers the enormously tannic and rich syrah with a delicate counterpoint.

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Price: $17.99

PA Code: 27447

This wine is priced lower in Pennsylvania than in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, or New York. Find the wine at a Wine & Spirits Shop near you: http://www.vinology.com/winefinder