Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet/Merlot 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from Coonawarra, Australia

Price: $34.99 $19.99
Save $15.00 (43%)
Item No. 106373
  • JH94
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

For over 20 years, Petaluma's Coonawarra has been predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two of the best varietals from South Australia's renowned Coonawarra region.

The fruit for Coonawarra is sourced from two main sites, the Evans Vineyard and the Sharefarners Vineyard. The average age of vines at Petaluma's Evans and Sharefarmers Vineyards is in excess of 30 years and these hand pruned, close spaced, vertical canopy vines are naturally balanced at modestcrop levels of 5 tonnes/hectare of hand picked fruit.

Critical Acclaim

"In the tradition of Petaluma Coonawarra, relies on stealth rather than outright power; will stand the test of time, but will never scale the ultimate heights. "
94 Points

"Deep, saturated red. Seductively perfumed array of red and dark berry, cherry, anise, tobacco and dried rose scents, along with a sexy vanilla undertone. Midweight bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors pick up dusty tannins with air but maintain sweetness, finishing with an echo of cherry and vanilla. I suspect that this will gain more complexity with age but it's awfully appealing right now."
92 Points

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(10/14/2010)
Smooth and dense - loved this wine!!!
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Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, 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 soil/earth. It is the...

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