Cape Barren Grenache Shiraz Mourevedre 2004

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

$29.99
Item No. 88906
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Opaque crimson with aromas of perfumed red fruits underpinned by black earth and roasted spices. Rich, full-bodied with pastille fruit and plum flavors supported by subtle oak that dovetails into a long finish showing pepper, clove and undergrowth nuances.

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The Cape Barren Winery is located in Brookman's Road, Blewitt Springs in the Mediterranean-style appellation of McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year, with warm and dry spring and summer days ideal for growing high quality grapes. Cape Barren soils have deep sand over ironstone and clay subsoil perfect for holding moisture. Internationally acclaimed Brian Light is the winemaker for the Cape Barren Winery, which is owned and operated by Brian Ledgard and Peter Matthews.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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