Robert Oatley Finisterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia
Finisterre (meaning "Ends of the Earth") has notes of layered earth, cassis, sweet dark fruits, and a silky texture. Robert Oatley's constant pursuit of quality finds them among the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavor expression.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Finisterre, meaning "Ends of the Earth," represents Robert Oatley's constant pursuit of quality. They find around them, in the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavor expression.
Australian Wine Companion - "The purity of this wine comes through with the utmost clarity on the bouquet with fragrant blackcurrant/cassis aromas, the medium- to full-bodied palate a great example of Margaret River cabernet, the focused fruit supported by tannins that, while firm, are in no way out of balance."
Wine Enthusiast - "There's a lot to like in this effort: ample dark fruit, complex notions of tea leaves and dried grasses, and a richly textured, long finish. The wine is medium bodied and not very tannic, making it easy to sip repeatedly."
Robert Oatley Winery
Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.
Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.
With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges. View all Robert Oatley Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.
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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4 ratings, 2 with reviewsdchall2 - Johnstown, PA34/3/2014
Smoothyz - Walnut Creek, CA38/1/2013claf - Jupiter, FL27/17/2013
- Smooth & Supple
The 6 bottles of Robert Oatley Cabernet I received must have been exposed to some extreme temperatures during shipping. I should know better that to ship wine in Florida in June.MJay - Long Beach, CA37/12/2013Related ProductsLovely aromas of dark red fruit, mountain lavender and white pepper are layered with Howell Mountain's dusty volcanic perfume. Succulent, ...Bordeaux style Cabernet blend from the southeastern foothills of Mount George, which also features Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. ...
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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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