From FishEye Winery, The Wine Group
3 liter box, vintage dated (also available in bottle)
About $17 - $20
This hearty red delivers lifted berry aromas with black cherry, cola and spice. Generous ripe berry fruit leads to a lush, soft, balanced finish. Pairs fantastically well with grilled veggies, barbecued meats and hearty cheeses.
Reviews in the press:
Jon Bonne, June 23, 2006, MSNBC
Fish Eye Shiraz ... offers pretty peppery aromas as you go, unusual for inexpensive fruit-juicy shiraz. ... Boldly peppery, with dry-leaf notes and a bright, easygoing disposition. Nicely aromatic, with a juicy berry finish. Vintage not marked on the mini bottles, but an $18 3-liter box was from the 2004 harvest.
Craig LaBan, December 6, 2006, Philadelphia Inquirer
Party Worthy - Fish Eye shiraz (California; $19.99) ( 3 points out of 4)
Reviews in blogs:
Sheldon, June 11, 2006, Cork'd
3 out of 5 stars
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Fish Eye Shiraz has, for lack of a better word, a lot of 'POP!' to it. Light in colour, rich with berries, and spice (pepper) this wine arrives with a wonderfully sharp entrance, and smooth easy finish.
Roger, February 13, 2007, Box Wines blog (2003, 3 liter box)
Our Rating: 8 out of 10 . . . The wine has a nice aroma with leather, berry, and spice notes. The flavor is plummy with additional cherry and oak notes leading into a slightly peppery finish. We found this wine to be a bit better if it’s given a chance to breathe.