Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded in 1951 by Samuel Wynn and Sons. It is situated on part of the original Riddoch vineyards and the historic winery, built by John Riddoch in 1891, is immortalized on the Wynns Coonawarra
Estate label. The region's unique "terra rossa" soil makes Coonawarra one of the outstanding wine
regions in the world. Today, Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region's
pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best vineyard sites in Coonawarra.
Winemaker Sue Hodder grew up
in the "red center" – Australia's outback. The red soil of Coonawarra
is now her home. After graduating from
Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1984, Sue started in the viticultural
side of the wine industry as a Grower Liaison Officer. Making detailed
assessments of vines through the year, tasting and analyzing maturing fruit and following up on the resulting wines gave Sue an appreciation of the
importance of the vineyard in quality wine production. Sue then made what she considers to be a logical step
into winemaking. She started at Wynns Coonawarra Estate in 1993, fell in love with the winemaking region and has remained. In 1998, she became
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#85 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
A deep wine with vibrant purple hues. On the nose, Black cherry, blackberry & brambly aromas entwine with dark spices & tobacco.
On the palate, Fragrant, bright and pure, with blackcurrant, coffee and
violet notes. A core of dark fruit runs through the palate... more
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Color: Deep crimson red with subtle purple hues.
Nose: The nose shows intense dark fruit aromas, dominated by
plums, raspberries and stewed rhubarb. Well integrated
oak components add vanillan depth and eloquence.
Palate: This is a rich, fruit driven, medium bodied wine, dominated
by a... more
Color: Pale straw with a light green tinge.
Nose: Aromas of orange blossom and jasmine are complexed by delicate lemon peel notes.
Palate: A good richness of fruit provides strength for the palate with soft natural acidity. Grapefruit, lemon and lime flavors provide
freshness and a lively... more
Color: Pale gold with subtle green hue.
Nose: Succulent rich ripe stone fruit characters - white peach,
mango and delicate crisp lime notes combine with subtle
elegant honey, caramel and vanilla oak undertones.
Palate: Exceptionally well balanced wine, which is dominated by
fresh stone... more
Color: Dark plum red with a purple hue.
Nose: The nose shows aromas of cherries and plums with hints of mint.
Palate: The palate is dark and minty, with tight but juicy tannins. The flavors are long and persistent with creamy oak notes adding great background texture.
Ideally suited to beef,... more
Color: Deep cherry red. Bright with a good depth of color.
Nose: The nose shows aromas of fragrant dark plums and violets.
PalateL A medium bodied wine with flavors of dark berry and
plums with an underlying caramel oak texture. Supple
tannins and soft acidity complete the offering from... more
Color: Vibrant, cherry red.
Nose: The nose shows floral tones and notes of raspberry and
cream against a subtle vanilla-chocolate oak background.
Palate: Vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit flavors on the palate
complement the silky tannins and plump, generous flavors.
A lingering warm,... more
Widely known as Black Label, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and
regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20-25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate.
The wine was first produced... more
Polished and nicely focused to show off its blueberry and currant fruit, shaded with spicy oak on a plush round finish. Without over-ripe character, this has the purity and harmony that sets it apart. Drink now through 2008. -Wine Spectator more
Medium-bodied, rich and creamy with soft peach and melon varietal fruit flavors against a background of well-integrated, nutty oak. Finishes clean and dry. This cool climate Chardonnay can be enjoyed immediately or bottle aged for the short to medium term to gain softer, more mellow flavor. A... more
Color: Garnet red, almost dark brick in color.
Nose: Ripe aromas of dark berries and dusty mulberries combine with subtle earthy tones.
Palate: Excellent fruit weight complemented by blackcurrant and spice provides an appealing palate structure, integrating seamlessly with the oak background.... more