Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet/Merlot 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Coonawarra, Australia

Item No. 17044
  • red wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 vintage at Coonawarra was the stuff of dreams for any winemaker. The supreme quality of the fruit was apparent early in the ripening process and the responsibility for converting this magnificent material to wine became the next challenge. We didn't mess it up.

The flavours and aromas are of ripe blackcurrants and dark cherries with hints of roses, mint and olives. The flavours are concentrated with delicious sandy grained tannins and substantial mouthfeel. 1998 Petaluma Coonawarra is a wine destined to build in the bottle for a very long time. Refined but concentrated, it is testimony to the quality of Coonawarra on Australia's southern coast as a distinguished region for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics.

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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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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