The Manual included Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz in their list of favorite wines to take to Thanksgiving dinner:
Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz Barossa Valley 2016
Named after the gnarly vines that produce the grapes and the Dude (yes, that Dude), this wine features a nose of blackberries and roasted meat while showing off a palate that is heavy with plum, tobacco smoke, and cedar. A great wine for bigger, bolder menu items. ($29)
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Michael Austin of the Chicago Tribune listed a dozen Australian Shiraz to try, including the 2015 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz:
2015 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz Blackberry, plum, spice, herbal qualities and bright acidity lead to a chocolatey finish in this wine, which clocked in at 14.2 percent alcohol. $30
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The NY Daily News included Two Hands Angels’ Share in their rundown of wines to pair with cookouts:
Two Hands Angels’ Share 2015 Shiraz
Purple in color, red and black fruit on the nose and a touch of earth on the palate, this is a powerful and assertive wine. Fruity and dry, it demands grilled, even charred, meats, hard cheeses and dark chocolate. Retails for just under $30.
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The Wine Spectator’s MaryAnn Worobiec has a big report on Australia in the March 31, 2017, issue of the magazine, and Two Hands is featured in several instances:
The Barossa, recommended wines — Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Coach House Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Greenock 2014, 92 points
Clare Valley, recommended wines — Two Hands Shiraz Clare Valley Samantha’s Garden 2014, 93 points
McLaren Vale, recommended wines — Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley-McLaren Vale Ares 2013, 95 points
“I think we haven’t ever spoken about sub-regionality or regionality, we haven’t talked about certain grape varietals other than Shiraz, Shiraz, and Shiraz…And we just keep telling the same story. But I think now we’re starting to get out and hopefully rebuild a story that’s going to [change that].”