The Cabernet Sauvignon was de-stemmed and crushed into open stainless steel fermenters, roto-fermenters or closed fermenters. Extended maceration for 28 days of some selected parcels to improve tannic structure. Hand plunged and `rack and return' methods of cap management allow gentle extraction of fine grain tannins whilst providing fruit concentration. 15 months in French oak adds supporting spicy, vanillan oak.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
A well- made cabernet from a top vintage, matured in the right proportions of new and used French oak. It has vibrant cassis fruit, fine, but persistent, tannins, the palate medium to full- bodied and very long., balance its outstanding feature. Rating 95 - Drink by 2032, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014).
This Yarra Valley Cabernet release fromYering Station isn't the easiest wine to get your head around. Or not as a young wine, it isn't. It's made from 20- year - old vines and is matured for 15 months in all- French oak.
In some respects, this is a beautiful wine. The fruit is pure and ripe and attarctive, all blackcurrant and mulberry and green/ black olives, with gum leaf notes sliding over the top. All is as you would hope and expect. The flavours dip slightly through the mid- palate though and then the tannin seems slightly awkward, which combined gives the wine a streakiness. It's like celebrating a goal and then having it declared that it was touched/ off-side. My guess is that time will sort this out; it's very young; the quality of the fruit flavour here is too good to be held back. Rating 91+ - Drink by 2018 - 2024+, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (MAY/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep, rich red, garnet
The nose boasts of sweet blackcurrant, mulberry, chocolate, mocha and cedary oak.
Medium to full bodied, the palate is fruit forward with rich blackcurrant and cassis. Overlayed with sweet raspberries and violet undertones. The mid palate is round and supple, the tannins are fine and ripe. Intensity and concentration only found in exceptional years.
Now - 2022