Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, Australia
The Greg Norman Estates 2007 Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a vibrant crimson color with garnet red hues. On the nose, fine aromatic spice, cedar and cherry meld with bright red berry, mulberry and dark fruit cake aromas. This wine is medium bodied with a fine, linear and long savory edge. Dark mulberry and cherry fruit flavors show through the mid-palate, the long velvety tannins contribute to the wine's elegant structure and texture, adding distinction and length to the finish.
Wine Spectator - "Bright, focused and tangy, with a nice ripe feel to the currant and blueberry flavors, shaded with hints of mineral and tobacco on the refined finish. Drink now through 2015. 12,000 cases imported."
Greg Norman Estates Winery
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. View all Greg Norman Estates Wines
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Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is quite flat, except for the vineyards, which are slightly elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and frequent cloud cover, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red earth. It is the coveted place to plant Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon in this small region.
Notable FactsCabernet Sauvignon is the grape of choice here. There is a good amount of Shiraz planted as well, and blends of the two are popular. Cabernet grown in the Terra Rossa shows a sense of place, and the wines are in high demand. The wine is elegant in structure, with prominent acidity and firm tannins, while being full of ripe fruit flavors typical of Australia's style.
About AustraliaLike 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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