Mak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz 2002

Red Blends from Coonawarra, Australia

$19.29 $13.79
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Item No. 89748
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP89
  • 1999
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Franc

Opening with a heady blast of perfumed blackcurrant, cherry and spice, this wine illuminates the cool finesse of Coonawarra. Polished, cedary oak overtones further lift the already fragrant berry characters. The promise of the aroma is translated onto the palate with dense, ripe wild berry flavors traveling the length of the tongue. Defined and persistent, fine-grained tannins provide additional structure to the long creamy finish that is kept in check by tight acidity.

Learn About Mak

Like the recounting of local Australian bushlore Mak wines embody the "core of regional Australia", promoting and championing the unique characters of Australia's wine districts. Mak is not constrained to any one area but instead seeks to produce wines that are "best of type", utilizing varieties that are recognized as the most suited to a particular area. The name Mak is derived from shortening the proprietor's surname "McDonald" to "Mak", a typical Australian trait.

Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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