For over 20 years, Petaluma's Coonawarra has been predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two of the best varietals from South Australia's renowned Coonawarra region.
The fruit for Coonawarra is sourced from two main sites, the Evans Vineyard and the Sharefarmers Vineyard. The average age of vines at Petaluma's Evans and Sharefarmers Vineyards is in excess of 30 years and these hand pruned, close spaced, vertical canopy vines are naturally balanced at modest crop levels of 5 tonnes/hectare of hand picked fruit.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
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. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Very good hue, but somewhat light; a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Shiraz blend; has plenty of character, with red fruits and cedar first up, then darker berry characters with savoury/earthy tannins, cedary oak coming again on the finish. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
A typical Coonawarra bouquet of dark cherry, cassis and spice alongside leafy touches.
Soft, fine and supple tannins complement the ripe red fruit flavours with hints of cedar adding great complexity to this fruit driven wine.