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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 106311)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $16.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A warm start to summer saw the 2007 vintage begin early and produce fruit of reduced berry and bunch size, resulting in great flavor conccentration. The 2007 High Trellis is a reflection of this, with a perfumed nose of fresh blackberry, mint and earthy complexity. The palate is tight and focused with varietal blackcurrant forming the core. Given time to breathe, raspberry and blueberry emerge along with coffee bean and cocoa notes that are well balanced by the cedar character of the subtle toasty oak.
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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.