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Cambridge Road The Cab Cabernet

Cambridge Road The Cab Cabernet

Natural
90 Points Richard Caro
Cambridge Road The Cab Cabernet
90 Points Richard Caro

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A luscious Cabernet made according to Natural Wine methods. From fairly old vines of 27 years, this medium-rich and complex red offers a nice depth and texture. Due to very small yeilds and volumes, both 2015 and 2016 wines were blended together and given 12 and 24 months in oak. A semi-classic Cabernet with serious non-standard interest and committed Natural Wine ethics.

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$31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot

Its Origins

Raymond Chan: Lance Redgwell is one of the new generation of young winemakers breathing new life into the Martinborough vignoble. Open-minded, yet respecting of what has already has been established, he aims to extend the work of the pioneers, heading into a brave new world with the incorporation of contemporary ideas and innovations. He has embraced biodynamic viticulture and winemaking methods as natural as possible. The base of Cambridge Road is the 1.8 ha of vines established in 1986, approx. three quarters Pinot Noir and one-quarter Syrah, which he produces varietal bottlings as well as the ‘Dovetail’ field blend. ‘Animus’ is "really a more affordable look into my work” and includes material not included in the top tier ‘Cambridge Road’ wines. Fruit from other sites has been sourced for the ‘Animus’ wines, as well as the even more accessible ‘La Luna’ label. The wines are made in Lance’s winery on site, commissioned in 2010.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"Aromas of Blackberry and Christmas spices continue onto the palate where a generous richness is countered by warm full tannins and lingering spice. This is a unique perspective on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in the dedicated vineyard that neighbours my own. It’s a blend of necessity from two extremely low cropping vintages 2015 & 2016. The later only providing enough fruit to fill half a barrel so we’ve held back some of the beautiful 2015 to fill a single barrel – the resulting wine is most pleasing with a generosity seldom seen in Cabernet grown in this country. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with only very low added sulphites."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Martinborough

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    Natural Wine is not recommended for aging, and the unique styles mean we can't assist with returns or refunds for quality issues

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

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