Snake & Herring 2014 Dirty Boots Cabernet Sauvignon
Yallingup, Wilyabrup and Karrindale, Margaret River WA.
**% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot & 4% Petit Verdot
Snake & Herring 2013 Dirty Boots Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting notes
The Snake & Herring 2014 Dirty Boots Cabernet Sauvignon is king of the Margaret River region. It wears many guises from the tip of Cape Naturaliste in the northern sub-region of Yallingup, to Augusta at the southern tip of the Karridale region. The warmer areas produce richer more generous wines with black fruits and bigger tannin structures; the cooler areas are finer, more delicate with lifted red fruit, floral aromatics and medium bodied structures. Of course this generalized characterization of MR Cabernet Sauvignon can be radically skewed by warmer or cooler growing seasons…ahhh, the joys of viticulture..
Six blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon were selected for this blend: two from Yallingup and two from Wilyabrup and two blocks from the deep dark south of Karridale. The Yallingup Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards have provided the earthy, chocolate, blackberry notes with fleshy texture; the Wilyabrup components contribute ripe blackcurrant and violet aromatics with dense and rich filigreed long tannins. The southern Karridale Cabernet Sauvignon enjoyed a magnificent extended ripening season in 2014 and gives this wine its generous length. Together, they make 2014 Dirty Boots a balanced, approachable and classy Cabernet Sauvignon with well integrated cedary oak.