Wildberry Estate Cabernet-Merlot 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaret River, Australia

Item No. 103097
  • red wine
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense black body with a crimson hue. the aroma is jam-packed with rich raspberries and dark cherries. the subtle oak exposure is evident through the delicate influence of vanilla and smokiness. the tannins are ripe and fine, giving a velvety mouthfeel with a silky smooth finish. rich and delicious.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium red. Cedar- and tobacco-accented redcurrant and cherry aromas recall traditional Bordeaux. Fresh and dried red fruit flavors gain sweetness with air, with sharply focused cherry and cassis and dusty tannins defining the long, supple finish. This will appeal to those who lament the modern trend in Bordeaux."
90 Points

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This blend struck me as a nice everday red, nothing to bold or shocking, but a nice wine with meals. Worked very well with some linguine and mussels with red sauce, and although not very memorable, it's comes at a price that is very easy to drink everyday.
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The Wildberry Estate winery was established by growers passionate about producing great wine using traditional practices, the best technology, and of course superb fruit. Being only a few miles inland from the Indian Ocean, and with Geographe Bay just to our North East we are surrounded by water. This has a maritime affect on our climatic conditions which in turn has a...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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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Winemaker's Notes The color is a medium to deep red with crimson hues. The bouquet reveals rich dark berry fruit ...
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