Nashwauk is a new project from Kaesler winemaker Reid Bosward, sourced from McLaren Vale fruit. This richly textured and slightly warm (alcohol 16%) Shiraz occupies the middle of the Nashwauk range. Blueberry and boysenberry fruit are framed by touches of vanilla, cacao and cedar. Drink it over the near term for its sheer intensity.
This undesignated Shiraz is the low-priced offering from Nashwauk, a new project for Kaesler winemaker Reid Bosward. It delivers flavors of chocolate, plum, vanilla and raspberry that seem deliciously open and giving right now. The creamy mouthfeel and open-knit texture likewise suggest early consumption.
At 15.5% this Tempranillo transplant packs a wallop; still, there’s quite a bit of wine supporting all that alcohol, with intense flavors of cigar, mocha, cranberries and sweet black fruit. Tannins are tame but abundant. Try with wild duck.