Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
Deep purpled crimson. A pure and perfumed cabernet berry lift headlines this vineyard. Blue fruits in background with lavender, violet and rose petal florals are denominated by savory notes of couch leather, cigar and tobacco. Long, fine-grained tannins are balanced within an elegant varietal expression. The chalky but not dry extract complements the remarkably feminine composure of this vineyard. The Brookman site is dogeared with sustained softness and plush-ness which makes for a beautifully understated and vivid expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Brookman Vineyard is a fleshy effort with gobs of flavor. It, too, will be approachable young but should drink well through 2026.
International Wine CellarDark violet. Spicy cherry and plum on the nose. Zesty pepper, herbs and baking spices emerge with aeration and carry onto the palate, which displays sweet redcurrant and cherry flavors. Dusty tannins add grip but are slowly absorbed by the fruit, which becomes more lush on the long, lightly chewy back end. This will benefit from some cellar time.
Clarendon Hills Winery
Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved. View all Clarendon Hills WinesLike 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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4 ratings, 1 with reviewnicholasv - Dublin, OH28/18/2014WIll D - Biloxi, MS412/28/2013Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT36/22/2013I expected more. It took time to open up. After the 2nd day under vacuum it showed the fruit nose and berry flavor. Didn't last till the 4th pouring.Should be consumed at once after decanting for one hour with occasional swirling. I think I'll stick with their Shiraz, a sure winner.JohnSullivanSF - San Francisco, CA412/25/2012Related ProductsFor more than thirty five vintages, Kenwood Vineyards has been sole producer of the distinctive wines from the vineyards of ...This Three Pines Vineyard Caberbet Sauvignon is based on the best block of Cabernet in the vineyard a higher elevation ...
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%.
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