2013 Cabernet Merlot (Woodlands)
Woodlands, Cabernet Merlot, (Wilyabrup Valley) Margaret River, Australia 201365% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 2%Petit Verdot CASSIS & GRACEFUL FRENCH OAK, BEAUTIFULLY STRUCTURED While Southeastern Australia, where most Aussie wines hail from, is a Shiraz dominated land, Western Australia's magnificent Margaret River is one world's great regions for Bordeaux-inspired reds. This one is balanced and complex, firm in structure yet bright in fruit, while fourteen months in fine French oak gives this rich red wonderful accents of vanilla. A great compromise between lush California Cabernet and a finely structured French one. Meticulous in quality since 1973, Woodlands examines and approves every individual grape on a sorting table before it earns a spot in this wine. Serving Suggestion: Meat & potatoes - in an elevated style. Delmonico steak grilled over charcoal with pommes aligot (French way of saying potatoes w/ tons of cheese) & creamy greens.