||'Clarissa' Shiraz / Petit Verdot
||12.0% (Approx. 7.1 Standard Drinks)
Clarissa is named after Clarissas Vineyard,
one of the twenty vineyards that made up the original
Tizzana Estate. Dr. Thomas Fiaschi grew Hermitage
(Shiraz) and Petit Verdot grapes in this vineyard
which he named after his first daughter born in 1885.
The 2011 Clarissa is a a dry red blend made from hand-picked Shiraz (65%) and Petit Verdot (35%) grapes. Aged with American oak for 9 months.
||The aroma of the wine shows complex berry and spice notes with licorice and coconut characters. A medium bodied wine with an excellent integration of both grape and oak tannins. Will benefit with at least three to five years of cellaring.
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BRONZE MEDAL winner in the 2012 South Coast Wine Show [Class N Dry Red Wine – BLENDS – 2006 to 2011]