Ravenswood Lane is the link between the Hollick Coonawarra Vineyards, namely Neilson’s Block.
First vintaged in 1988, Ravenswood is only released when the wine satisfies the very exacting quality parameters set by the Hollick team. The best parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hollick vineyards are earmarked for Ravenswood and experience tells us that this fruit will typically come from the oldest vines growing in very shallow terra rossa soil.
Extremely limited quantities of this wine are made, and released only in years of excellence.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Very good colour, deep crimson-purple; high quality fruit and skilled winemaking act in tandem to produce an exemplary cabernet, with pure varietal characters showing why Coonawarra is so suited to the variety. Diam. Drink to 2016. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense crimson with purple hues at the rim.
Lifted and penetrating aromas of blackcurrants, plums, cassis and black olives.
A wine of genuine class with intense flavours of dark berry fruits and hints of dried herbs, menthol and chocolate oak, with integrated fine grained tannins.
The established track record of this wine suggests that cellaring for 7-15 years is beneficial, although its soft tannins ensure that the wine is very approachable in its youth.
Complex and concentrated, the wine is best enjoyed with food. Our chef suggests a char-grilled steak fillet with a mushroom, pancetta and red wine glaze.