Here’s what LA Times food and restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila had to say about the 2011 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier (Feb. 5, 2014), a “terrific wine for everyday dinners”:
A fresh spicy Shiraz with a touch of Viognier from respected Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier and Napa Valley’s Anthony Terlato. The grapes, obviously, don’t come from either France or California, but from vines in central Victoria, Australia. Ruby red, the Shiraz-Viognier is ripe and round, full in the mouth, tasting of red berries, sweet spice and black pepper. And it’s priced low enough to make it your house wine.