Kangarilla Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 99131
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH92
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Cabernet was sourced from five vineyards in the McLaren Vale district. The major percentage is from our McLaren Flat vineyard together with that of our immediate neighbor. These vineyards, located at the northern part of the foothills, ripen later than many of the other subregions resulting in "cooler climate" aromatic dark fruit driven wines with intense mid to back palate presence and an abundance of soft velvety tannins. The balance of the blend is sourced from vineyards in the Seaview, Willunga and Aldinga regions of McLaren Vale. These vineyards are located in sites where the influence of strong soils gives rise to intense aromas and flavors.

Aromas of dark berries combine with hints of earthy richness. The palate is full of rich dark savory fruit leaving trails of dark chocolate, cherries and sweet chalky tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Savoury, brooding black fruits leave no doubt about variety or region, but the elegant, fine tannins on the finish are an unexpected pleasure. "
92 Points

"The purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a fragrant nose of cedar, leather, black currant, blackberry, and plum. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with plenty of savory fruit, spice notes, enough structure to evolve for 3-5 years, and a lengthy, pure finish. It will offer prime drinking between 2012 and 2025."
90 Points

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excellent, will reorder
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Very good for the price. Big full bodied red. Less tanic than california cabs
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Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT (read all my reviews)

Style: Earthy & Spicy
Not impressed, but, it delivers a basic Cab feel. Not too fruity and a short finish. Probably won't buy again.
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Despite praise for this wine, I was disappointed. Could not even finish it. No body, little shape, a very average wine.
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Learn About Kangarilla Road Map ItMap It

Before creating the Kangarilla Road vineyard and winery, Kevin O'Brien was a winemaker educated at the highly regarded Roseworthy College in Adelaide. He spent 12 years in the wine industry managing wine companies, as well as two years as the international manager of the Australian Wine Export Council. Today, Kangarilla Road's reds display rich varietal character with finesse,...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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