"An 81/15/4% blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz. The colour is youthful and vibrant, the bouquet is fragrant, the medium to full-bodied palate with first class structure to its beguiling mix of red and black fruits, cedary oak, and fine tannins, all carrying through to the finish. " 96 points James Halliday Petaluma's choice of Coonawarra to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was made in the recognition of its ideal climate for the production of an elegant and dense Australian red wine of pedigree. Petaluma pioneered close spaced,vertical canopy and hand pruned vineyards in Coonawarra. The crop levels in its two "distinguished" vineyards, Evans and Sharefarmers have been carefully controlled to maximise fruit concentration. The simple hallmark Petaluma yellow label has come to represent Australian wines of refined elegance but stamped indelibly with characteristics of the their vineyards of origin. Petaluma wines have been established as New World Classics representative of the terroir of Australia's best regions. Langtons Classification of Australian wine rating Excellent Petaluma Coonawarra vintage 2010 Released May 2005.
Country: Australia Region: Coonawarra
Varietal: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 4% Shiraz . Vintage: 2010
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Petaluma - Winemaker Brian Croser
Petaluma, founded in 1976, crafts ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen variety. This is our 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy. This pioneering attitude towards responsive and instinctive viticulture and winemaking is as uncompromising and true today as it was more than 35 years ago.
Wines bottled under the trademark 'Yellow Label' of Petaluma are testimony to the distinguished vineyard philosophy, heritage and pioneering spirit of Petaluma Estate. They showcase our primary goal of making wine crafted from the best fruit grown in the right vineyard sites for each variety.
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An 81/15/4% blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz. The colour is youthful and vibrant, the bouquet is fragrant, the medium to full-bodied palate with first class structure to its beguiling mix of red and black fruits, cedary oak, and ine tannins all carrying through to the finish.
Author: James Halliday
Ageing Potential: 30 years ABV: 14.5%
Food Matches: Fillet Steak, Hard mature cheese, Rib-Eye Steak, Roasts