2010
Woodlands
'Heather Jean'
Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River

2010
Woodlands
'Heather Jean'
Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River

Each year, Woodlands names it's flagship Cabernet Sauvignon after a family member or a friend, 2010 was given to 'Heather Jean' after founder Heather Jean Watson.

The 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the original Woodlands plantings on a south-facing slope. These four small plots receive the greatest number of sunlight hours at Woodlands, but the east-west orientation of the vines ensures a slow fruit maturation. These plots are almost always picked last.

Woodlands have observed that some plots of their vineyard produce aromatic ferments, while others are more structured. The most pungent batches are treated to small open fermenters enhancing aromatics. Parcels showing greater structure are vinified in small closed fermenters, where they remained on skins over a period of forty five days. The best of both worlds, a wine that retains vibrant aromatic fruit whilst gaining structure and adding weight. After twelve months, the best barrels of each batch are determined and set aside for the final assemblage. The completed wine will have remained in exclusively new French oak barrels for twenty one months.

The Watson family this wine will be enjoyed best from 2025-2040...yes, you read that correctly. Structure, fruit, acid, it is all there. Smoky, dark chocolate, vanilla, earthy, black fruit. Lavish blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, oak in support, tannic and dense, tobacco and oak on the finish. This is not heavy or clumsy in the slightest. This is true 'First Growth' style and quality.

  • Region: Margaret River
  • Varietal: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon - 4% Malbec - 2% Cabernet Franc
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: Woodlands Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 37 years old
  • Yield: 1.8 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Fine Loam over Clay & Gravel
  • Oak: 21 months in new French barrique
  • Production: 1,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MARGARET RIVER

One of the most vibrant and popular wine destinations in Australia, the Margaret River has an exceptional range of restaurants, accommodation and tourist activities. After a much-publicized birth in the early 1970s prompted, in part, by Professor Harold Olmo's research but, more importantly, that of Dr John Gladstones in 1965, the region briefly lost its momentum in the late 1980s... Learn More »

WOODLANDS

MARGARET RIVER

Woodlands vineyard was established in 1973 by David & Heather Watson on Caves Road in Wilyabrup, and was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in the Margaret River Wine Region. David and Heather aimed to create wines to emulate the great vineyards of Bordeaux.  Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of the 1981 ‘Andrew’ Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine won trophies for ‘Best Red Wine’ at the Perth Wine Show, the Mt Barker Wine Show, and the National Wine Show. This wine was the first from Margaret River to achieve a National Red Wine Trophy. ... Learn More »

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