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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot 2003
Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot 2003
(search item no. 86376)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

This blend is an approachable wine that is the perfect partner with food. The Cabernet Sauvignon (89%) contributes ripe rich mulberry, spice characters and fine velvety tannins. The Merlot (11%) adds cherry, red currant and blueberry characters, and attractive cedary notes are derived from the oak maturation.
 
The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in the Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Coonawarra regions, which are located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The Limestone Coast has become famous for its high quality fruit grown on the rich, red soils overlying hard limestone rock. The 2002 vintage was exceptional. The cool climate developed intense varietal fruit characters, supple tannins and a firm structure.
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About Greg Norman Estates:

Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world.