Mollydooker The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
This is a classic Aussie Cabernet with an intense varietal nose and delicious ripe fruit. This wine is named after Sparky who put himself through winemaking college as a left-handed Maitre D'.
Sourced from our cooler climate vineyards, it is rich, intensely flavoured, yet elegant in style. Sparky thinks this is the best vintage ever.
Pairs well with savory, full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken. Especially delicious with hard cheeses and dark chocolate. Can be consumed with or without friends.
Drink now through 2017.
Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Five of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator's "Top 100," and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the "Top 100" twice. The winery is on the prime Seaview Ridge in McLaren Vale, South Australia, and the vines are grown according to the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme to give the grapes the rich flavors that distinguish Mollydooker's wines. Mollydooker makes Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot and Verdelho. The Velvet Glove Shiraz, with 95%+ Marquis Fruit Weight is superbly complete and complex, with stunny beauty and power. View all Mollydooker WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsWildeWine - Brooklyn, NY511/24/2010Mollydooker does it again with this beautiful cab. A lush coat of dark fruit leads into a smooth, refined finish. I want more!Patrick Kennedy - Battle Ground, WA54/12/2009Many years ago I had a bottle of Hill of Grace and I was hooked on Aussie Shiraz. Sparky and Sarah carry on the tradition of Heinskie, Penfolds, and a host of other "new world" winemakers that kick butt and take names. Maitre d' is rightly tagged one of the best wine values by both RP and WS. Bring on the Velvet Glove, godfather of the Molly Dooker label
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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