Wilson Vineyard `Stonecraft` Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $26

$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

Stone work features throughout our winery with our Cabernet Sauvignon is a fitting tribute to the efforts of those craftsmen.

Inspired by his penchant for Bordeaux, winemaker Daniel Wilson employs traditional techniques and selected yeast strains when making this delicious wine.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - James Halliday Wine Companion - Posted 06 Oct 2016

Good hue of moderate depth; the fragrant bouquet speaks truly of the elegant palate that follows, with blackcurrant/cassis tripping gracefully along the stepping stones of fine, chalky tannins and pleasing oak.

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma & Palate

The clay soils of Polish Hill River produce medium to full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with an abundance of structure that sits comfortably within a framework of quality French Oak.

In the vein of so many Bordeaux wines it's built for the long haul, but many will still appreciate the raw power of youth.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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In 1973, Dr. John Wilson set out with soil map and sampling auger in search of a plot for his vines. The chosen land was some of the grazing slopes east of Sevenhill, Clare Valley, where he established 10 acres of vineyard between 1974 and 1976. The locals were bemused by this venture and were firm but kind with their advice about the unsuitability of the area for grapes. To that same handful of locals the little valley was known as Polish Hill River, a quaint tribute to its early pioneers.

In 1980 the vineyard produced its first commercial wine and with that Shiraz-Cabernet, wine consumers were introduced to this hitherto unknown corner of Clare. By then no-one had any doubts about the ability of Polish Hill River to produce fine wine. The Wilson family has been content to expand its operation slowly and steadily and is unfazed that most who followed them now cultivate larger tracts.

In 2000 John was one of the handful of Clare winemakers who led the screwcap revolution. Whilst many were hedging their bets John decided to dedicate his entire production, reds and whites, to the screwcap closure in 2001 and never looked back.

The Wilson Vineyard wines are produced entirely from estate-grown fruit. More than half of the production is Riesling, a variety with which both the Wilson name and Polish Hill River have become synonymous. Other varieties include Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Gewurztraminer, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Wilson Vineyard Rieslings are powerful wines that take more than five years in the bottle to show their best.

Every year since 1988 The Wilson Vineyard has commissioned a local artist to produce a piece to adorn the Polish Hill River Riesling label. The exterior artwork compliments the art within.

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