Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Planted: 1999 with Reynella Selection and CW44 clones
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: 18 Months in French and American Oak Barrels
When: Drink now or cellar for 10+ years
Food: Pairs very well with roast lamb, mint jelly and all the trimmings!
21-year-old vines on a single vineyard block in Lobethal planted in 1998 produce well-structured medium to full-bodied cabernet. The 2017 vintage in Adelaide Hills was one of the best the region had seen for 10 years. Heavy rainfall in late January helped the cabernet produce lovely fruit with high yields in healthy bunches. The fruit was picked in late February and displayed lovely blackcurrant and black cherry flavours, with a warmth of black olives, green capsicum and mint. Maturation for 18 months in both French and American oak added vanilla and spice complexity to complete the flavour profile and produce a silky palate for your enjoyment.
Mike always refers to our Cabernet as the Sophia Loren of our wines, full of class, structure and elegance.