Deep purple in color. Classic aromas of lifted blackcurrant, blackberry and mint on the nose. Flavors follow through of sweet berry-fruit accented by fresh muddled mint. Elegant, structured palate with big velvety tannins.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon||ABV:||14.5%|
|Aging:||French and American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.|
This Cabernet is fermented in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to retain the varietal aromatics. Once complete the wine is left for 7-10 days on skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure. French and American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.
Pizza, pasta, burgers and grilled vegetables will be a perfect match for this delicious Cabernet.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|A0EE156055CSL||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01194 0||1 07 84585 01194 7||$13.99|
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a juicy, cassis-scented wine. Medium in body, it shows crisp acids and soft tannins, being quite sleek and linear in style. Drink it over the next few years. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September 2018), 87 pts
"Deep ruby. Fresh blueberry and cherry on the fragrant, spice-accented nose and palate. Juicy dark fruit flavors show good energy and focus thanks to zesty acidity. Lively and tannin-free, with an echo of spiciness on the smooth finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (July 2014), 89 pts
"The Limestone Coast, which encompasses the noted regions of Coonawarra and Padthaway, is known for its Cabernet and its big gum trees. There's certainly more than a bit of mint to this wine, but there are also notes of cassis and even a hint of bell pepper. It does turn a bit astringent on the finish, so pair it with lamb chops or hamburgers. Drink now–2020."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2015), 88 pts
"Bright and juicy, with a thin layer of fine tannins underpinning the fresh currant and red berry flavors, lingering on the focused finish. Drink now through 2017. 4,000 cases made. –HS"
- Wine Spectator (August 31st 2014), 87 pts