J&J Vineyards Rivers Lane Reserve Shiraz 2011

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  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation


Winery/Brand: J & J Vineyards


“ Single vineyard wine, organically grown. Robust style. Strong flavours of blackberry, coffee-cream, mint and ripe, sweet plum. Fine tannin. Big end of town but not without finesse. ”
95 pts James Halliday
Aug 2016 winecompanion.com.au

The colour is rich, vibrant velvet, one the nose ripe fleshy dark fruits, liquorice and smooth dark chocolate. The palate is full bodied and silky smooth the mouth is coated with layers of rich dark fruits and balanced oak with depth and complexity.



The Story

J & J's Rivers Lane organic vineyard is situated in the heart of McLaren Vale, adjacent to the sites of the earliest vineyards established during the late 1830's. The thin limestone rich soils found here match the good winter rainfalls and the long warm days and short cool nights of a gentle dry maritime summer. The Shiraz wine that is created by this terroir is of intense flavour and deep colour with elegance, structure, power and complexity. Here at Rivers Lane the superb terroir that has made McLaren Vale internationally renowned is equalled by J & J's dedication to organic viticulture and a family tradition of excellence.

Awards & Reviews

James Halliday-95 points
"Convincing colour, a selection of the best grapes is the point of difference between this and the standard wine. Certainly there is more intensity and power, with liquorice, pepper/spice and bitter chocolate wrapped around the heart of cool black fruits, has excellent line and length."-James Halliday-95points. Cellar 2026.
As quoted in the Top Cellaring Selection handbook in the June/July edition of Wine Companion.

The Specs

Wine TypeRed
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Alcohol %14
Certified OrganicYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Wine StyleRich
Wine StyleFull Bodied
PackagingGlass Bottle