Black Opal Cabernet/Merlot 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Australia

$12.99
Item No. 54450
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

A complex berry fruit aroma is tinged with a hint of oak. The color is a deep purple/red. The ripe fruit palate is complemented by fresh acidity and firm oak tannin. Cabernet imparts a rich cassis character; Merlot lends a fleshy fullness and alluring softness to the wine. Food Suggestions: pasta, red meats. Cellaring time is 3-5 years.

Learn About Black Opal

Black Opal's winemaking philosophy is to make and blend wine from a number of vineyards in order to produce wine of a specific predetermined style. Black Opal's parent company, Mildara Blass, sources grapes from vineyard sites in South Australia, including Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, and Clare. Access to a number of vineyards/regions enables consistent high quality wine of perfect balance and character to be made.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

Read More About Other Australia

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...

Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends

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