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.