Estate Reserve

2014 Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  (Copy) (Copy)
pH 3.48
TA (g/l) 7.2
Alc.(%vol) 14.2
RS (g/l)

2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

VARIETAL BREAKDOWN

Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION

Margaret River

VINTAGE

The mild spring conditions merged into a warm and dry start to summer, with the vines on track slightly earlier than normal. These conditions were interrupted in mid-January 16, with 70mm of rain falling in the vineyard due to a tropical rain event. With this moisture came the challenge of increased fungal pressure on the fruit – 2 weeks out from the white harvest (leading to a very stressed Viticulturalist and Winemaker). For the reds, it gave them a much appreciated drink in the lead up to harvest in late March – early April. Despite this challenge, all fruit harvested are of exceptional quality, showing intense varietal characters.

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

The fruit for this wine came exclusively from our 40+ year old, dry-grown Margaret River Estate vineyard. After crushing and de-stemming the fruit underwent fermentation in small 10 tonne static fermenters. The traditional method of pumping over was employed during fermentation to optimise colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Near the end of fermentation, the wine was pressed, with the pressings and free-run wine kept as one, and then inoculated for MLF with selected bacteria. After the completion of MLF the wine was racked and transferred to French oak barrels (30% new). After 13 months of barrel maturation the various wine components were blended together and then bottled.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR
Dark cherry red.

NOSE
Perfumed and floral notes open to concentrated blackberries and savoury spices.

PALATE
This is classic Margaret River Cabernet. Blackberries, cassis, blueberries and mocha notes jump out. Full of sweet seductive fruits, there is also an underlying savoury edge to the blend giving notes of cedar and nutmeg. The tannins are silky but powerful and combine with the acid to give this wine wonderful structure and length. This wine is complex, it will definitely reward the patient consumer over the next ten + years with proper cellaring, if you can wait.
 

AWARDS

JAMES HALLIDAY RED 5 STAR WINERY 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

“Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. Wines are released under the Element, Winemakers, Margaret River and Estate Reserve ranges, with Prendiville Reserve at the top.  Exports to all major markets”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2018 Edition, page 590, released 3rd August 2017.

RATINGS / ACCOLADES / REVIEWS 

“Sandalford Wines have been adorning our tables since the 1840’s, and the combination of experience and innovation places today’s winery high on our list of reliable, premier local wines. During the last decade, both the whites and the reds have continued to improve several notches. We put this down to concerted energy going into the winery’s cooler climate Margaret River operations, where fruit quality is second to none on a global scale.  Sandalford is able to draw on a range of grape varieties from the Swan Valley and Margaret River.  But it’s the wines from down on the cape (Margaret River) that keep pulling in the accolades and the awards. 
www.TheStarfish.com.au All the Best from Perth’s West, Peter Rigby.

“Sandalford Wines is a true institution in Western Australia. Established in Perth’s Swan Valley in 1840, there is a rich history to this pioneering company which was one of the first to recognise the potential in Margaret River, establishing a vineyard there in 1970.”
Mining Chronicle, Karl Franzen, June 2011, Page 35

“Sandalford has well and truly leapt into the big league of premium producers in WA, having now completely transformed itself to a Margaret River wine operation.  The Estate Reserve and Margaret River Range are entirely from Margaret River.  The team of owner Peter Prendiville and winemaker Paul Boulden have taken the wines in an exciting new direction.”
Ray Jordan’s 2011 WA Wine Guide, published October 2010, page 151

“RED 5 STAR WINERY – Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”
Australia’s most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition released 28th July 2010.

“Producer of the Year, and Winemaker of the Year:  Sandalford Wines”
Leading West Australian Wine Critic Ray Jordan, at the launch of Ray Jordan’s 2010 WA Wine Guide, 30 November 2009.

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