I had a chance to retry The Yard Shiraz again, and it is still a revelation. From the cool-climate of Western Australia, and with a modest 13.5% alcohol, The Yard has a core of rich Aussie Shiraz fruit, but with great complexity and nice acidity on the finish. I brought it home and it really changes after being open for a few hours; it really seemed to change from sip to sip. Beyond highly recommended!
2005 Larry Cherubino Shiraz “The Yard” Powderbark Vineyard