With a prime position overlooking the Finniss River wetland, Stranger`s Reach vineyard is cooled by the maritime influence of the Great Southern Ocean and nearby Lake Alexandrina. Deep alluvial soils and low rainfall help the tough Cabernet vines produce rich flavours in the berries.
Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends on 28th March and gently crushed into open fermenters. After 14 days fermentation the wine was then basket pressed into new and used French and Bulgarian oak barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard.
An intense, regal purple with bright edges. Scented blueberries and hints of cassis over dark fruitcake-like fruits and spicy cedar, blackberries and cream. Rich, deep, full-flavoured, blueberry, black plums and red berry flavours. Cedar, spice and classic Cabernet tannin are softened by smooth mouth-filling fruit before an extended finish. (We think it taste a bit of fudge too!)