To be clear this was a wine appreciation trip. After a quick stop at Toops Hill, view shown left, I was off to Yangarra Estate the hosts of the Grenache and Grenache Blends tasting, not to mention a much needed coffee and a bite of breakfast.
The standouts from the tasting were:
2009 Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz
2006 d'Arenberg Sticks and Stones Tempranillo Grenache Tinta Cao Souzoa
2009 d'Arenberg Cenosilicaphic Cat Sagrantino Cinsault
2005 DogRidge MVP Petit Verdot
2009 Kangarilla Rd Sangiovese
2008 Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Mataro
2009 Yangarra Mourvedre, and
2010 Yangarra Roussane.