Cabernet Sauvignon Wrattonbully South Australia
A sophisticated wine, full bodied and fleshy, from low yielding vines planted to the rich Terra rosa soils of Wrattonbully. Big on flavour and deep in colour with an intense aroma that displays classic spice and ripe berry notes supported by well integrated oak, Cabernet Sauvignon has long been a wine that Yellow Tail does best.
The secret to Yellow Tail's sucess is quality, selection and strict adherence to the highest standards. John Casella hand selects only the best parcels for Yellow Tail. He looks for flavour, acid balance and colour. Casella's goal is to make premium quality, fruit driven red wines with the added complexity of ageing in fine oak, while maintaining the softness and drinkability of [yellow tail]. Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested off closely managed vines at Wrattonbully, crushed and transferred to a mix of oak barrel and fermenters for inoculation to choice yeasts. Upon completion of malolactic the wines are matured and assembled in a selection of new and seasoned American oak barrels.
Deep, dark red colour. Aromas of ripe, black cherries, mint and sweet oak reward the senses. Velvety smooth tannins provide excellent structure and length to this complex, elegant wine. Concentrated blackberry and cassis flavours, blackcurrants and plum, well supported by the sleek Cabernet tannins and complemented by a persistence of spicy vanillin oak characters, fragrantly framing the bright berry fruit flavours and lingering on the palate as the clean, flavoursome finish demands another glass. An estate cellar release that's very ready to enjoy today, [yellow tail] will continue to develop handsome complexity, enjoy alongside scotch fillet with marrow sauce or braised saddle of hare.