Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Barking Mad 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Full credit to Reilly's. On their website they have a sheet for all their wines with all the technical details which can really nail the character of the wine.
The winemaker's notes are spot on with the only thing I'd challenge being drinking time frame. It's just right for drinking now and at $13 this is a bargain

From Reilly's website
"Winemaker’s Notes
Low yielding, partially irrigated, Cabernet Sauvignon from an elevated site in Watervale. Picked at optimal ripeness and fermentation in open vats has resulted in a full flavoured classic Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft and rich on the palate, with hints of mint and ripe berry fruits, vanilla oak adds richness and complexity.

Vineyards: St Clare (Watervale) Cropping: 2.0T/acre (hand-picked)
Baumé: 14.8 Yeast: AWRI 796 Fermentation: Open 10 days
Maturation: French Oak Hogsheads 10 months
Total Acidity: 6.31 g/L pH: 3.63
Residual Sugar: 4.3 g/L Alcohol: 15.1%
Best Drinking: Now – 2016
Closure: Stelvin Cap"

RRP: $15
Our Price: $ 13 per bottle by the doz