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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 94448)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is classic Cabernet Sauvignon from a cool region. Layers of intensely flavored ripe forest berries infused with tobacco leaf and cassis, with a hint of brooding cedar oak. The wine displays a fine expression of varietal definition from a challenging cool vintage that yields soft luscious tannins and a long fresh finish.

Ringbolt is made for immediate drinking though it will continue to gain complexity with cellaring for up to five years.

The wine would be well paired with flame grilled meats or Mediterranean cuisine.

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About Ringbolt:

Western Australia's rugged southwest coastline is littered with shipwrecks – the wreck of the Ringbolt being one of them. Sunk in the late 1800s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region, adjacent to Cape Leeuwin.

Defined by the oceans, the Margaret River region enjoys a temperate, maritime climate with high winter rainfall and pristine, robust sea breezes to cool the precious fruit – wonderful conditions for growing superior Cabernet Sauvignon. The name Ringbolt honors the heritage of the Margaret River wine region.

Senior Red Winemaker Peter Gambetta has over 20 vintages of winemaking experience which have seen him working in some of the world's premium wine-growing regions, most recently spending the 2005 European vintage in Bordeaux. This international perspective is part of what makes him an invaluable asset to Ringbolt. Working extensively in Coonawarra and Wrattonbully vineyards has given him an intimate understanding of premium Cabernet Sauvignon and outstanding red winemaking experience and skills.

Having always taken a meticulous approach to his winemaking, Peter believes in attention to detail at every stage. From harvesting at optimal ripeness and fruit flavor, barrel maturation and to continuing to monitor the wine once in bottle - ensuring they are released only at their most enjoyable.