Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Victoria    Australia   
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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Balgownie Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Balgownie Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 76462)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is a deep red color and offers ripe berry and plum fruit on the nose with cedary oak. The palate is full bodied with sweet berry and plum fruit with persistent fine tannins. A wine which shows both structure and excellent ageing potential.
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About Balgownie Estate:

Bendigo Vineyards Balgownie Estate's Bendigo vineyard was originally planted by local pharmacist Stuart Anderson in 1969. The initial plantings consisted of five acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and these varieties are still the mainstay of the vineyard today. At Balgownie Estate we subscribe to the philosophy that wine quality is made in the vineyard. Our vineyard management aims to achieve a balance between vegetative growth and moderate yields. We believe healthy vines produce healthy vibrant fruit. The vineyard is planted on alluvial clay soils that are low in fertility but provide good moisture retention. These soils naturally limit yields and produce grapes with depth and intensity. The Bendigo Climate is characterised by its continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The warm days and cool nights during the ripening period are ideal for producing intense and age-worthy red wines.

Yarra Valley: Balgownie Estate's Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 2003 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the two varieties we believe are best suited to the region. The Yarra Valley's cool climate is ideal for these Burgundian varieties, producing grapes with intensity and balance