2019 Robert Stein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a true expression of Robert Stein’s 46 year old vineyard, planted by the family in 1976. The fruit was handpicked and 10% left as whole bunches, the remainder crushed and destemmed. The fruit was then allowed 3 days cold soaking before 14 days fermentation on skins in small traditional open fermenters with gentle hand plunging at regular intervals. Maturation was for 18 months in French hogsheads (30% new).
A deep garnet red colour, the wine exhibits classic Cabernet characters, rich and complex with flavours of mint, spice and black cherry. The large portion of new oak supports the firm tannins and spicy coffee and cedar notes.
This reserve Cabernet has great life ahead, maybe even 15 years, and we recommend decanting before serving.