Wildberry Estate Cabernet-Merlot 2006
Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaret River, Australia
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.
International Wine Cellar - "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."
Wildberry Estate Winery
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 stabilizing effect on our grapes as they grow and ripen.
Winemaking is all about the quality of the fruit. Margaret River has been scientifically identified as the most perfect place on earth, to grow premium grapes. Margaret River is blessed with generous winter rains and gravely soils with the benefit of cool ocean breezes guarded by tall karri, jarrah and peppermint forests.
We have created an outstanding range of wines showing intensity and freshness, embracing the best of Margaret River. View all Wildberry Estate Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.
About AustraliaLike 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, 1 with reviewJohn Alex - Brooklyn, NY41/21/201231/19/2011This 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.
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%.
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.
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