Vasse Felix Adams Road Cabernet Merlot 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Margaret River, Australia

$16.00 $7.99
Save $8.01
Item No. 100828
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 Adams Road Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is produced from the best parcels of fruit from our Adams Road vineyard in the warmer northern part of the Margaret River wine region.

The 2003 vintage was warmer and drier than average, resulting in a wine that shows ripe and plump blackberry fruits on the nose. There is a dusty savory earthiness typical of Margaret River and some hints of dried mint leaves.

The palate is juicy with sweet and savory components combining nicely with spritely acidity and fine grained tannins lengthening the finish. Flavors of blackcurrant and red currant combine well with the French oak providing complexity and structure to the wine.

This is wine that is ready to drink now or cellar for 3 – 4 years for maximum enjoyment.

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Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Family owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family, Vasse Felix is internationally recognized as a leading Margaret River winery, restaurant and cellar door and is found in the heart of Margaret River's famous sub-region, Willyabrup. Long growing...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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