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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Green Point Cabernet/Shiraz 2007
Green Point Cabernet/Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 99971)

PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $11.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The dense, rich color demonstrates the power and intensity of fruit, with finesse and elegance, the truly distinguishing characters of this wine. A bright aroma of cigar box, black currant and hints of classic Cabernet leafiness combine with subtle spice and chocolate from Shiraz. The palate is fresh and vibrant, black currant and berry flavors enriched by an underlying dark cherry and chocolate complexity. The wine finishes with firm and silky Cabernet tannins.
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About Green Point:

In the 1840s, when the Yarra Valley in Victoria was first settled by Europeans, they observed that one particular spur of land leading down to the Yarra river always remained green longer as summer advanced. They called it "Green Point." It stayed green because the deep weathered siltstone soils on this spur retain moisture longer than other areas in the valley. These soils, in combination with the Yarra Valley's cool climate, proved to be an ideal "terroir" for grape growing and grapes have been grown on these slopes since the 1850s.

Mo√ęt & Chandon acquired the site in 1986 and today it is where they grow high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Green Point still wines. They have selected other sites in Victoria and the Yarra Valley that provide the ideal marriage of "terroir" with variety for the other Green Point varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz).