Oakridge 864 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley

Oakridge 864 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley

The Oakridge Vineyard is located at the foot of the Warramate Hills at Coldstream, and is sited in grey-loam alluvial soils with both high clay and ironstone content. This wine is made from a north facing mixed clonal planting of Cabernet Sauvignon and an east facing block of Merlot which makes up 12% of the blend. After hand picking, vinification began with a four day cold maceration followed by a 14 day alcoholic fermentation; the wine was racked off malo-lees after four months and then racked again in late spring. The wine spent 15 months in 225 litres French oak barriques, of which 35% were new. Shows an unmistakable Cabernet nose with briar, cedar, blackcurrant, blueberry, poached plum and tobacco leaf. The palate is even and textured with mid-palate weight and depth, still sweet fruited with cassis and plums but with drying savoury tannins and graphite that refresh and add to the long, tangy finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: Victoria
  • Vintage: 2010/2011
  • Producer: Oakridge
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £33.19
  • Code: 25459
  • Expression: Ring