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2014
Noon
'Reserve'
Cabernet Sauvignon
Langhorne Creek

2014
Noon
'Reserve'
Cabernet Sauvignon
Langhorne Creek

Grapes for the Noon Reserve Cabernet have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.2 hectare Fruit Trees block in Langhorne Creek owned by the Borrett family) since the first Reserve Cabernet in 1996. Earlier bottlings of this wine; 1993, 1987 and 1986 (when Drew’s father David was the winemaker) were labelled simply as Noon’s Cabernet.

The Fruit Trees block is on a deep alluvial soil, with enough clay to retain good moisture and in a site cool enough to ensure slow ripening and high flavour development in the grapes. Noon Reserve Cabernet is a riper style than many, displaying blackberry fruit and full body. There was no 2001, 2008, 2010, 2011 or 2013 Reserve Cabernet produced due to seasonal conditions.

Hand harvesting of the Reserve Cabernet grapes occurs late in the season. Constant hand plunging throughout the fermentation is used to assist with colour and tannin extraction from the grape seeds and skins. At the end of ferment, the wine is pressed using our manual basket presses. Maturation takes place in French oak barriques (225l barrels) for 18 months. Approximately 40% new barrels are used. The wine is crushed, fermented, matured and bottled on the property.

Light to medium red in color, with a brick hue. Very attractive to smell, with red berries and cedar predominant, along with blackcurrants, nougat, sweet forest floor and truffles. Soft in texture, with a lovely balance and finesse. Hard to resist for drinking now or can be cellared through until 2022+ (may be surprisingly long lived for such an approachable young wine thanks to the excellent balance and the screw cap seal).

  • Region: Langhorne Creek
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: 'Fruit Trees' Vineyard
  • Vine Age: Approximately 45 years old
  • Yield: 1 to 3 tons/acre
  • Soil Type: Deep Alluvial Clay Loam
  • Oak: 18 months in French oak barriques (225l barrels)
  • Production: 300 – 500 cases depending on vintage
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