Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia
Deep maroon in color with some brick red hues. The nose shows classic aromas of cassis, pretty herbal notes and lifted perfumes immediately reminiscent of roasted coffee, with some deep concentrated blackcurrant, fragrant dried oregano and subtle vanilla bean from maturation in toasted oak barriques. This wine is well balanced with silky blackcurrant fruit flavors upfront, carried along the palate by a fresh acid moving into dried herbal flavors and firm, slightly drying tannins.
Australian Wine Companion - "Deep colour; potent, brooding, multi-layered aromas and flavours, the structure provided by ripe cabernet tannins and, to a lesser degree, French oak."
Wine Spectator - "Smooth and open-textured, with classic violet-tinged currant flavors at the core, persisting nicely against fine-grained tannins. Best from 2009 through 2013. 200 cases imported."
Vasse Felix Winery
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 seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans provide the Vasse Felix vineyards with ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character and aroma. View all Vasse Felix Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, 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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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%.
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