Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia

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Item No. 56276
  • WS89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • JH92
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Winemaker's Notes

A warm spring lead to a perfect fruit set. Despite above average January temperatures and some ill-timed March rain in 2001, optimum ripeness was still achieved through a warm and mild dry April harvest period.

The color is bright crimson with hints of amber due to its oak maturation and specific handling techniques. The aroma is ripe and rich with fruit dominant and strong varietal character typical of the 2001 Coonawarra vintage. Distinct blackberry/ blackcurrant (Cassis) flavors, characteristic of a good Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon. The flavor is young and fruity with a hint of soft grape and oak tannin, so typical of the Penley Style. A wine that is medium to full bodied but soft, balanced, and approachable, with distinct regional characteristics.

Learn About Penley Estate Map ItMap It

Established in 1988, by Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the famous Penfold and Tolley winemaking families - the name Penley is an amalgam of the first three and last three letters from each title. Tolley has over 25 years of winemaking experience, including being involved in the making of many vintages of the famous Penfolds Grange. The estate is located in the heart of...

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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