2001 Patina Cabernet Sauvignon (Museum release)

$35.00

Winemaker’s Notes:

The 2001 Cabernet grapes came from a Orange vineyard and were less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine.  I think it is drinking quite well now, albeit more of a French than Australian style.

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Winemaker’s Notes
The 2001 Cabernet grapes came from a Orange vineyard and were less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine.  I think it is drinking quite well now, albeit more of a French than Australian style.

Colour: Red to brick red.

Aroma: Attractive cherry fruit accented by leafy and dusty aromas laced together with oak and aged characters.

Palate: The palate is amazingly fresh and light for such an aged wine. With the exception of the tannins it displays some characters normally associated with Pinot Noir. Winemaking: This is a glimpse into my early days of winemaking… I produced five tonnes of Cabernet grapes in 2001 all sourced from a local grower as my vineyard was still a year off production. The grapes came into the winery less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine.

Cellaring: It is difficult to know how long this wine will keep improving. In a blind tasting I would likely categorise it as a much younger wine. It has developed a distinct crust in the bottle adding to the romance of opening it now but I wouldn’t be in a hurry, it should continue to evolve favourably.

Additional information

body

Medium Bodied

range

Museum

variety

Cabernet Sauvigon

cellaring

Ready to enjoy now, Short to medium term cellaring

region

Orange, NSW

winemaker

Gerald Naef

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