2012
Shinas Estate
'The Verdict'
Cabernet Sauvignon
South Eastern Australia

2012
Shinas Estate
'The Verdict'
Cabernet Sauvignon
South Eastern Australia

The grapes are picked on flavor at optimum ripeness, gently crushed and each parcel of fruit is fermented separately on skins for 3 to 5 days with controlled temperature to prevent rapid fermentation retaining fruit flavor. The finished wine is pressed off skins and stored in seasoned oak until it has gone through malolactic fermentation, racked and sulphured and further aged for 2 years before bottling.

If it weren't for The Judge’s deft hand and old, gnarly vines, the grapes would surely succumb to a fateful ending. The soil and roots allow for this to occurs and still maintain a freshness in the wine. The Verdict is a Cabernet Sauvignon that brings a lot of intensity to the glass, yet bright, high tones. A wine that will please any fan of the ‘new Napa-style’ for sure. This wine is always unfined and unfiltered...just the way we like it!

This has a dark plum color with a slight crimson hue. It showcases aromas of ripe blackberries, vanilla and dark chocolate leading into a palate packed with riveting flavors of black cherry, red plums, and ripe strawberries. With a solid-built frame of tannin and crisp acid, the wine manages to find balance with the equitable amount of plush texture.

  • Region: South Eastern Australia
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Vineyard: Shinas Estate
  • Vine Age: 25 years old
  • Yield: 3 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Loam over Limestone Gravel
  • Oak: 24 months in seasoned French & American barrique
  • Production: 1,050 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MILDURA

The city of Mildura is based on the northwest corner of Victoria in the Riverland wine region, not far from the border of South Australia. Mildura is home to many Italian and Greek immigrants who came to Australia during the days of free passage just after the Second World War. Many of the immigrants brought with them a farming background... Learn More »

SHINAS ESTATE

MILDURA

Shinas Estate is situated in the northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886 and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With eight generations of grape gowing and wine producing experience, as well as George Shinas' passion for perfection, he draws on time honored traditions to produce premium hand crafted wine. Learn More »

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