A super value from Charles Cimicky, the 2005 Piping Shrike is a dense, full-bodied example of Barossa Shiraz. Deep blueberry and plum fruit is accented by hints of vanilla, chocolate and coffee that linger on the long, drawn-out finish. Drink now–2012.
Made by Charles Cimicky, who apparently also had to join the “animals on labels” contest. Fanatics of the super-jammy, over-the-top style need look no further: Here is a package of vanilla and tea, dressing up vibrant blackberry-raspberry fruit. Still, it accomplishes its goal with class; you’re not going to mistake this for an under-$10 wine. 5,000 cases produced…