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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Tintara Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Tintara Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 91212)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tintara fruit is 100% McLaren Vale and includes only the best lots from both estate-owned and contracted vineyards. The 70-year-old vineyards provide the dense character and powerful dark fruit aromas.

Appearance: Vibrant deep red with crimson hue.

Aroma: Ripe dark berries and black currant accented by hints of plum. A touch of anise and cinnamon are accompanied by subtle notes of leather.

Flavor: Stylish and powerful, with a rich, fruit-driven palate. Medium- to full-bodied with flavors of dark tobacco, jam and hints of anise are flowed by a long, bold finish.

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About Tintara:

Founded in 1862, Tintara remains a testament to quality winemaking, combining age-old methods with new-age technology. The first vines were planted by Dr Alexander Kelly, and in 1863 the first Tintara winery was established at "Upper Tintara". Built against the rolling hills that foot the Mount Lofty Ranges, its ingenious sloping design allowed the labor intensive work to be achieved with the assistance of gravity, which also meant gentler handling of the juice.

In 1878, the Tintara winery and its gravity flow techniques moved to the Old Mortlock Flour Mill in the heart of McLaren Vale, where it remains today. In fact, to this day they use the very same rare basket presses and original slate open fermenting tanks as used in the 19th century. Tintara is a rarity in every sense.