Cabernet is just in me, I can't get enough of it.
About The Wine
Steve Pannell's favourite Australian wines comes from the hallowed soils at Wendouree in the Clare Valley.
The unique qualities of this almost mythical vineyard impart certain characteristics to each of the wines which could only come from Wendouree. These wines have been a benchmark in Steve's mind for many years.
This new release is Steve's ode to Wendouree, sung with a McLaren Vale accent. The Cabernet vines are 70 years old, the Malbec, 25 years old. This is about balance, density and drive. A wine that will stand the test of time.
The 2016 is an excellent first release of this blend.
About S.C. Pannell
Quite simply, Stephen Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He’s a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, a McLaren Vale Bushing King winner, a two-time Max Schubert Trophy winner, International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. Nick Stock described him as potentially “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wines in our age”.
Steve’s wines are made with modern Australian food and wine culture at the front of mind. The wines come from a range of stunning McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards, and are made from sustainable varieties that properly suit his South Australian climate. They're built around brightness of fruit and savoury tannin structure, and whatever your poison is Steve has you covered!
He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.