2014 Woodstock McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2014 Woodstock McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon wine clearly expresses the classic regional characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in McLaren Vale. Deep, dark red with youthful violet hues. Complex berry and cherry aromas highlighted with cedar, herb and mint notes leap from the glass, inviting you to taste. The flavor profile is underpinned by rich flavors of blackberries, chocolate and liquorish and a fleshy, savory mid-palate. A wine tightly held together with firm tannins that will steadily integrate over time to reveal another magnificent vintage and classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavors. This big, solid Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit from a few years of cellaring to soften and lengthen in complexity and flavor.
There are three blocks of Cabernet on the Estate… each providing a unique character to the wine. Low yielding old vines from our Honey Hut block provide tannin, backbone and structure, Block 3 vines provide mid-palate fruit, our “Pineless” Block provides lifted, leafy characters. Yields range from 6 to 10 tons per hectare. Small berries with ample fermentation time on skins (at least 5 days) result in great color and tannin structure. This wine was matured for just over 14 months in 13% new oak and the rest in 2 to 3 year old carefully selected American and French oak to provide softness and complexity.
Wine Event and Competition Awards
#5 in Adelaide Reviews Top 100 wines. Best Cabernet of 2014 Top 100 Wines
Winemaker: Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Varietal/Blend: 88.10% Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.28% Shiraz, 1.62% Grenache
Bottling Date: June 2015
Case Production: 3000
Food Pairings: This richly textured wine would match many hearty meals from Sunday roasts to beef ragout.
Suggested Drinking Window: Between 2014 and 2025
Three Word Taste Summary: balanced , dark berry , cassis
Tasting Notes: Cassis and dark fruit flavours combine with subtle hints of tobacco and chocolate. After 12 months in French oak the soft silky tannins are finely balanced by the fruit flavours subtle oak nuances.
Alcohol – 15%
pH – 3.39
Acidity – 6.6 g/l
Residual Sugar – 0.4 g/l
More about the Town:
McLaren Vale is just 40 mins by road from the capital of South Australia- Adelaide, which is part of the Internationally recognized Wine Capital of the World, only 11 capitals exist including San Francisco, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Porto, Mendoza and several others.
McLaren Vale is one of the Iconic regions that host winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world each vintage. Australian Cabernet Sauvignon , Shiraz , Grenache thrive in this environment
A region that encapsulates 75+ wineries and 150 Vineyards within an open ended Valley that reaches the Southern Ocean. Cooling sea Breezes allow the region to freshen over nights and develop that wonderful acidity that McLaren Vale is famous for.
The Mediterranean climate was so attractive the the European Immigrants back in the 40’s and 50 that we now see a broad array of varietals coming to the for. Italian varietals, Spanish and French styles are perfectly suited to the Vale!!!