2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Oakridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

rsz_1oakridge_localpct20yvpct20cabpct20savpct202011_frontA blend of 86% Cabernet and 14% Merlot from Coldstream in the Yarra Valley. Maturation took place in 225 litre barriques (35% new) for 17 months.

Smells alive and tastes that way too. Medium-bodied at most with the emphasis firmly on freshness and clarity. On day one the red-fruited high tones are dominant but by the second day notes of blackberry are on equal footing. Subtle herbs and autumnal leaf. A bit of chocolate and spice. Bright acidity. Elegant and enjoyable lunch time drinking. 90

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $36
Tasted: June 2013


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