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Feb 2

Sticks Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Sticks Cabernet Sauvignon

Notes by Tom

Situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley East of Melbourne, Sticks takes the nickname of founder Rob Dolan during his time as a ruckman (I can only imagine this is an Aussie Rules reference?) The vineyards focus their production on quality Pinot Noir & Chardonnay that the region is growing a reputation for whilst also producing some top examples of Australia’s more popular grapes, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Wine Description

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone to some of the greatest wines in the world. The predominant variety of the Bordeaux Blend in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, the five Grand Crus all use the variety as the primary variety in their blends. The variety is very high in tannin and acidity and so gives the wines made from it fantastic ageing potential but this also means blending in the softer, fruiter Merlot gives the wines much better balance. From Bordeaux the variety has flown all across the world as winemakers try to emulate the success it has found in France. California, South Australia and New Zealand have the best examples.

Region Description

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley sits to the East of Melbourne and has become a popular weekend destination for many Melbournites looking for the Cellar Door experience. Vines were planted in the region in 1838 and the area is now famous for its Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in particular. Being a little cooler than the famous regions of South Australia the Burgundian varieties have managed to flourish and offer Australia a wine region that glimpses into what is considered “cool climate winemaking”.