Sorry I missed this thread, Spree. I started the same Shiraz in December last year. I added a 2 pound f-pack of raisins to the primary and squeezed it daily to get all the flavor. When it hit 1.04, I racked it to the secondary (minus the f-pack) and added the oak. Joe (one of our esteemed members) convinced me to "think outside the box" and layer my flavors. It is bulk aging now (another one of my "new" methods) and tastes awesome. My stepson thinks it may be my best yet! We shall see this Spring.
Yours looks nice in the bottle. And I like the austere label.