After a wet winter, spring was cool to mild followed by a warm, dry
summer. The 2005 Harvest saw plenty of sunshine and very little
rain. These conditions produced intense flavors, aromatics, and
The 2005 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon expresses distinctive
Coonawarra regionality and structure unique to the Penley Estate
property. This elegant, full-bodied wine leads with ripe blackberry and
cassis on the nose followed by aromas of spice, dark berries and subtle
oak. The tantalizing dark berry flavors are heightened by the velvety
finish. Drink now or cellar up to five years for additional complexity.
Anything by Penley almost is guaranteed to be enjoyed....