2019 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon



After a warm, dry summer, the Cabernet had time to ripen fully through a cooler autumn. While picked earlier than usual, this wine still has the traditional black currant and chocolate aromas with a herbal edge. The palate is finely balanced with silky tannins and a rich mouthfeel of dark, brooding fruits. Integrated supple oak rounds out the lengthy finish.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon

New Oak: 25%

Harvest: 28 March 2019

Baume at Harvest: 13.3

pH at Harvest: 3.6

TA at Harvest: 4.2

Cabernet Sauvignon can be called the ‘King’ of red wines as it is the most widely planted red variety in the world. The Yarra Valley has long been an excellent location for the variety dating back to the mid 1800’s. Although we have a shorter summer in the Valley, it is the hot days in the middle of the season that enable us to get the Cabernet Sauvignon ripe.

[2018 Vintage] – 92 Points by Jane Faulkner, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

[2018 Vintage] – 93 Points by Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2020

[2018 Vintage] – Silver Medal (93 Points) at Victorian Wine Show 2019

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at WineWise Small Vigneron Awards 2019

[2016 Vintage] – 93 Points by James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion

“Somewhat closed, yet eventually opens to reveal a core of blackberry compote and spiced currants, freshly cut herbs and loads of dark chocolate (plus charry oak). Medium-bodied with sweet, supple tannins; just a slight bitter green walnut character pinches the finish. 92 Points.”
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 [2018 Vintage]

“Fresh lifted leaf, blackcurrant and fine, silky tannin. A wine with intensity and a well rounded palate. Great length. 92 Points.”
Travis Fuller & Scott McWilliam, Drinks Trade | Tasting Bench, July 2020 [2018 Vintage]

“A terrific Yarra Cabernet that sits at the fuller end of the regional spectrum but offers the requisite sinewy tannin and bright acidity to lend tension and length to the wine. Redolent of cassis and violets, green herb and faint mocha, the palate feels similar in character tied neatly by those fantastic tannins. Good drinking here. 93 Points.”
Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, Mar/Apr 2020 [2018 Vintage]

“The nose is ripe but quite leafy, leading into a palate that is fresh, varietal and well balanced. It’s almost green, but stays on the ripe side of the line.”
Lester Jesberg, Winewise, November 2019 (2018 Vintage)

“Epitome of Yarra Cab Sav with a great vibrant bouquet of red berries, dried herbs & a hint of oak. Silky smooth palate with oodles of flavour, a steel fist in a velvet glove, & a superb tight & powerful finish. AN ABSOLUTE RIPPER!!”
Dan Traucki, Sept 2019 (2018 Vintage)
“From the Hexham Vineyard at Gruyere, 40% new oak. Chocolate and blackcurrant on the bouquet, with herbal, minty notes in the background and a dash of spicy, toasty oak. Quite plush and forward on the palate, ripe blackcurrant continuing to be the main theme, flanked by more savoury elements. The guiding hand of soft-edged tannin persists through the finish.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (2016 Vintage)

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