Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in the family's pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands. The 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. The wine was basket pressed into predominately older French oak barriques for 18 months' maturation, then bottled without filtration or fining to capture the essence of the vineyard. This Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark purple colour with bright violet edges. On the nose, it has aromas of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and cassis, with hints of menthol and fennel. The palate is rich, deep and intensely flavoured with blueberry and blackberry. It has round, powdery Cabernet tannins that are softened by smooth, mouth-filling fruit before an extended finish.