Robert Oatley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia
A full-flavored yet finely structured Cabernet of great appeal: black berries, dried leaves and fine gravelly tannin, reflect an outstanding year.
Wine & Spirits - "After selling Rosemount, Bob Oatley teamed up with Chris Hancock and Larry Cherubino to form this venture. Cherubino makes this wine from vines in the northern end of Margaret River, producing an elegant 2011, its flavors shading from black currant to red. It's fragrant with a deep herbal scent and dark-roast coffee dimension to the tannins. A remarkable value, this is a rich and ageworthy red with a natural ease. "
Australian Wine Companion - "Medium red-purple; a pleasant medium-bodied cabernet with savoury black fruits, and the gently gravelly tannins that have always been markers of the region; there has been no attempt to build up the medium-bodied palate with oak."
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, 3 with reviewsdodi - New York, NY34/21/2014Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT43/13/2014
Very nice medium bodies Cab. Tight at first but opens up with air.Soft tannins and smooth finish. Nose stays after 3 days under vacuum. Will buy againROBO3591 - Bellmore, NY52/22/2014
- Smooth & Supple
Delicious,will purchase again.I have to make an effort not to finish the bottle in one sitting...very easy to do.Blair! - Pinehurst, NC52/18/2014
- Smooth & Supple
Excellent Cab at a great price.
- Rich & Creamy
- Pair With
- Lamb > Herbs
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 & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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