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2005 Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz Barossa Valley

August 01, 2007

Grill up some skirt steak or hanger steak and pull the cork on this bottle of Barossa Valley Shiraz. Juicy and lush, it's going to drink like a champ with anything from the barbie. Winemaker Paul Lindner sources grapes from all over the Barossa, from young vines and old. It's got the fruit all right -- ripe, but not too ripe, cool and voluptuous. What it doesn't have is too much oak. And that's what makes this Shiraz restrained and elegant. It also happens to be a great buy.

Quick swirl

Region: Barossa Valley

Price: About $22

Style: Restrained and elegant

Food it goes with: Grilled and smoked meats, earthy stews and braises

Where you find it: Briggs Wines and Spirits in Brentwood, (310) 395-9997,; Le Petit Vendome in La CaƱada Flintridge, (818) 952-4084,; Vendome Liquors in Toluca Lake, (818) 766-9593; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX,

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