2017 Strenua Steels Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Yarra Valley, VIC

Charming, energetic Yarra Cabernet from an ultra-impressive young Victorian winemaking duo.


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Categories: Strenua

About The Wine

Yarra Valley Cabernet falls into two rough categories: premium, cellar worthy wines such as Mount Mary Quintet and Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 and more lunch-time drinking red such as this.

This offering from Rhen Dodd and Dale Wheeler is a classic example of the later category.

 The grapes from the Steels Creek are farmed organically by these two friends. The wine is produced with minimal intervention, the boys getting out of the rad of the fruit to get the purest version of their Cabernet to bottle. 

Medium bodied, flush with dark fruit and with a freshness in toe - this is classic 'luncheon Claret' from two young winegrower/makers to watch.

Rhen Dodd, one half of the Strenua duo
Rhen Dodd, one half of the Strenua duo
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

The second half of Strenua, Dale Wheeler
The second half of Strenua, Dale Wheeler
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Fresh and fleshy for a start. A basket of fresh currants and blackberries, some lifted florals amongst the fruit. A sweep of fine, moreish tannins and bright natural acidity. Currants. Leaves. Olives. It's juicy, succulent, and pretty damn easy to drink. - Different Drop Wine Team


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