V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2013

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2013

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2013

RRP (750 mL)
$60.00
750 mL
$46.00
6 x 750 mL
$276.00

Overview

Overview

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from V&A Lane have been important contributors to Wynns’ top wines for many years. However this area is also gaining a reputation for a great Shiraz and a marriage of the two varieties is a part of Wynns history, going back to its earliest blends.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage 2013
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2031
Winemaker Sarah Pidgeon

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

94 points James Halliday
94 points Peter Chapman
94 points Andrew Caillard MW

“Good colour; a lively, medium-bodied wine with blackberry and blackcurrant fruit crossing swords, mulberry and mint seconds to the combatants. It all works well.” James Halliday

“Deep colour. Fresh dark chocolate, plum, mulberry aromas with herb garden, liquorice notes. Attractive drinking wine with sweet dense dark berry, dark chocolate flavours, plentiful chalky textures, lovely mid-palate richness and underlying mocha, vanilla oak. Finishes graphite dry with inky mineral notes. Harmonious and delicious to drink.” Andrew Caillard MW

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Wild mulberry, brambles and briar with notes of spice.

Flavours and Palate

The co-fermented Cabernet and Shiraz creates a silky style. Hints of tobacco, tar, fig, stinging nettle and black pepper merge to create a complex wine. Linear fruit and crisp acid is complemented by satin-like tannins with a slightly gravelly finish

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Coonawarra, South Australia

Coonawarra, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, is a flat, isolated region almost mid-point between Adelaide and Melbourne. The area enjoys a cool maritime climate - similar to that of Bordeaux - and is renowned for its unique terra rossa soil. Rich, rust coloured soils… crimson sunburnt faces… magenta sunsets: this is red wine country! While Coonawarra is famous for its rich, minty Cabernet, the area also produces Shiraz and Merlot and surprisingly good Chardonnay and Riesling.

Even and long ripening, with low rainfall and moderate yields, delivering full fruit flavours and balanced acidity.

Sarah Pidgeon - Winemaker

In 1998 Sarah was appointed winemaker at the renowned Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery. Here she feels privileged to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation, working with fruit from some of Australia’s top vineyards on the internationally famed terra rossa soil.
A love of well cellared, mature wines has been cultivated through her custodianship of the precious Wynns Museum Release wines. An intense knowledge of the terroir of Coonawarra vineyards, and great skill with coaxing the best from old vine Cabernets are among her constant rewards.
Questioning and challenging are important to ensuring a healthy future for Wynns and to this end Sarah has contributed to many important trials including development of a rigorous oak selection programme, and other technical trials for the winery.
A graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Wine Tutorial, her recent judging experience spans a decade at both regional and national shows.