With six vineyards spanning 400 acres of premium Barossa and Eden Valley land in southern Australia, Irvine Cellars is one of the largest and most prestigious privately-owned wineries in the region.
Against the grain of their neighbors and what had been the common wisdom of the appellation, Irvine was founded in 1983 by local legend Jim Irvine and his family with the singular focus of realizing the potential of one grape: Merlot. 30 years on, patience, persistence, and know-how have cemented their reputation as a premier red wine producer in the region.
Now made by Rebekah Richardson, formerly at such big names as Jacob’s Creek and Korbel, Eagle Eye Brands is proud to help reintroduce these amazing wines back into the US market for the first time in many years. The wines are here and ready to ship! Check out these great reviews:
–Irvine Wines 2016 Spring Hill Merlot. “Beetle-shell black and just shy of opaque, this wine’s nose evolves enticingly. Its initial scents are blackberry and black plum, while thirty to ninety minutes of air coaxes out additional aromas of cola, licorice and menthol. In an impressive acrobatic move, the full-bodied palate feels impressively buoyant thanks to the lifting acidity. Slightly gravelly tannins nicely counter the lightly gummy texture. There’s a compelling umami meatiness and sanguine hint on the medium-plus finish that seems to demand dry-aged rib-eye, though with this lovely balance and excellent depth of character, it will pleasantly partner any cut of steak. Drink now–2022. 93 Points!” Wine Enthusiast Importer Connection, January ’18
–Irvine Wines 2016 The Estate Shiraz (Eden Valley). “This wine’s dark-black color, subtly nuanced by magenta-purple streaks, promises to stain glasses and teeth. Its aromas are just as attention grabbing: full-throttle power comes through in one whiff. From nose to palate, it shows a cohesive array of lush, peak-of-summer fruits, with cassis and black plum dominating. Licorice, cracked black pepper and a waft of evergreen freshen up the back-palate along with well-measured, mediumplus acidity. The prolonged finish that coats the tongue offers a slightly grainy textural balance. This is so well-structured that you’ll likely get to the bottom of the bottle before you expect. Drink now–2024. 93 Points!” Wine Enthusiast Importer Connection, January ’18
Ask your sales rep for pricing and availability of these and other great Irvine Wines!