Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Gleaming crimson color with dark core. Spices waft on he nose - clove, sage and turmeric are in immediate suspension. Conversation diverts to cold coffee grounds, raw coconut kernel and jasmine tea. Fragrant salsa verde is dissected down to its components: flat leaf parsley, anchovy and basil. Oak provides a platform for these two varietal blending companions, a springboard for the blackberry and quince. Medium-bodied palate as intended. Sweet liquorice, brimming with potent aniseed forms the flavor backbone and contributes to the glycerous texture. Radiating from this backbone is pepper-rubbed pastrami, rare roast beef, cocoa dusting, semi-dried dates and freshly harvested persimmons. An open textural weave - easily identified as shiraz-driven given 175+ years of history with this variety. Familial yet inaugural!
78% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD / REGION / AVA
Napa Valley, California
Paso Robles, California
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.61 g/L, pH: 3.83
16 months in new (40%), 1-year-old and seasoned (60%) American oak hogsheads
Station Plaza Wine
Earthy with dry fruit. Hitnts of basil, fig and coco.
This is a blend of 78% Napa Valley- and Sonoma-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz from Paso Robles. It is a smooth and earthy wine that offers flavors of leather, earth, iron and crushed rock cut against herbal accents.
A very fine and polished red with cherry, berry, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Some spice and meat with hints of tea leaf. Some ash, too. Medium body and extremely refined texture, showing real balance and elegance. The tannins spread across the palate in a beautiful way.
A blend of 78% Napa Valley and Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah mainly from Paso Robles, planted by Penfolds from top-tier Australian cuttings. Fruitcake, tar, eucalyptus and incense envelop the nose, then flavours of black liquorice, dark chocolate, molasses and espresso completely coat the palate. The finish showcases concentrated, powerful dark fruits and leathery, fine tannins. Aged 16 months in French and American oak