Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

$19.00 $8.99
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Item No. 116410
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • ST88
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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine is a lively violet color. On the nose there are integrated spice, blackcurrant and oak characters. The palate is complex with savory ripe berry fruit and cedar oak present, lifted by hints of cloves and cinnamon. The wine has great length and finishes with dry persistent tannins that will ensure continued development.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep ruby. Cherry-vanilla and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and dried flowers. Pliant and sweet, offering sweet, slightly jammy raspberry and cherry preserve flavors and supple texture. Finishes with gentle grip and good persistence."
88 Points

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The present Water Wheel operation is the brainchild of Peter Cumming whose family have long been established as successful growers of tomatoes and cherries around Bridgewater-on-Loddon to the north-west of Bendigo in central Victoria. Peter studied winemaking at Roseworthy, and after a few excellent years as winemaker for Hickinbotham at the old Anakie vineyard near Geelong, threw...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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(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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