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DogRidge MVP Cabernet Sauvignontext

DogRidge MVP Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaDogRidge's sustainably farmed vineyards are home to some of the oldest vines in McLaren Vale, with 80+ year old Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon growing on their McLaren Flat site. MVP is our Most Valuable Player, and the pinnacle of the winery. With 10% whole bunch, this was native fermented with extended skin contact and spent 6 months in new French oak before being racked to older barrels. It remains in wood for around 2 years prior to bottling. Graphite, iron, tobacco, worn cherry, ripe sweet strawberries flood a muscular palate, buoyant with acidity and seasoned with fine spice. Tannins are sinewy, but well absorbed by the dense fruit, taking this to a warming cinnamon and mint finish. Ideal with rare beef and / or roasted root veg, this is drinking very smartly now, nearly a decade along.Tasted: 07 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: DogRidge Wine CompanyDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon