Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
This wine displays the trademark Cabernet Sauvignon characters; rich and generously loaded with mulberries, black cherries and spice on the palate, the finish is long lasting, delicious, dense and fruit-packed.
This wine will compliment a wide variety of meal choices, especially red meat or pasta dishes.
"Bright red-purple; in traditional McLaren Vale style, ripe, luscious and full-bodied, but not obviously alcoholic, nor with dead fruit; dark chocolate, plum cake, vanillan oak and plush tannins fill the mouth.
Australian Wine Companion
"Open-textured and refreshing for its lively red berry and espresso flavors, this dances deftly on the refined finish. Has depth and persistence, and should benefit from cellaring."
"Bright ruby. Fresh red fruits on the nose, with complicating notes of tobacco, cracked pepper and baking spices. Fresh and precise, with suave raspberry and cherry flavors showing a seamless texture. The red fruit notes echo on the smooth, sappy finish."
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Learn About Thomas Goss
One of the original McLaren Vale pioneers, Thomas Goss, his wife Mary and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he established an iconic farming property in McLaren Vale which is now home to some of the region"s leading vineyards. These wines are a tribute to Thomas Goss's contribution to our beloved...
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Learn About McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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