Grown at 510 metres above sea level, the Stand and Deliver Shiraz comes from one of the highest vineyard sites in the Clare Valley. This is a single vineyard wine from a very small (4 acre) vineyard that is planted in a north south pattern with a western aspect.
This wine has some complex cool climate Shiraz characteristics of white pepper and spice that integrate with the richer dark fruits that are more often a character of Clare Shiraz. Judicial and sensitive use of fine grain French Oak add further dimensions to the already complex aromas.
A big, rich and full palate of juicy fruit is tempered by firm acidity and some long and soft tannins. A wine that is made to be cellared, put this one away for at least 8 years.