Cabernet Sauvignon, Victoria

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous and widely planted red grape varieties in the world. It is immensely popular in Australia, where world-class wines are made in Coonawarra, Margaret River and the Yarra Valley. Each region has a distinctive character, but all tend to be more fruit-forward than those from France. Coonawarra has a distinct mint or Eucalypt aroma, Margaret River has a more tomato leaf character, while Yarra Valley is more elegant in style.

Its original home is Bordeaux, where it is the dominant grape on the left bank, Medoc and Graves. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and with small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the New World, it is both blended and made as a straight varietal. Excellent wines are also produced in the Napa Valley and Chile's Maipo Valley. The grapes are thick-skinned providing the characteristic high tannins and deep colour. The Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to show fragrant cassis, herbaceous, full-bodied with high acid.
The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grape vines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for their outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia's most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.
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  1. Sticks Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Classic aromas of blackcurrant, plum and raspberry leaf, cigar box and freshly turned earth. Elegant, fine and long. An explosion of summer fruits and complex earthy notes suggesting a long future. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented slowly for 2 ... Learn More
  2. All Saints Ruby Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release 2011
    The one-hat Terrace Restaurant makes this a must-stop for any visitor to North East Victoria, as does the National Trust-listed property with its towering castle centrepiece. All Saints and St Leonards are owned and managed by fourth-generation Brown family members ... Learn More
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  3. Warramate Cabernet 2017
    Intense varietal nose in the bounds of youthful exuberance. Shows signature blackcurrant and sarsaparilla notes well supported by integrated leafy characters, synonymous with the variety. A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, bright fruit layered palate integrated with earthy ... Learn More
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  4. Fallen Giants Cabernet 2018
    The cabernet was planted along with the Shiraz in 1969. Harvested at the end of April, the Fallen Giants block is very low yielding producing 1.4 tonne to the acre. The Cabernet was fermented in open fermenters with a long cold soak ... Learn More
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  5. St Huberts Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    Fabulous expression of the Varietal style of Cabernet produced in the Yarra Valley ... Learn More
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  6. Mayer Cabernet 2016
    Grapes are sourced from Yering, around an hour north-east inland from Melbourne. Slightly warmer than other regions of the Yarra Valley, with rainfall in the winter and spring, and relatively cool, dry and humid summers. Spicy and stalky, it has ... Learn More
    Mayer Cabernet 2016
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  7. Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Dalwhinnie are a boutique and cult winery in the western Victorian region of the Pyrenees. Known for full-boided reds with wonderful aromatic eucalypt lift, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a brilliant example of the Dalwhinnie style. Deep red colour, with a ... Learn More
  8. Yeringberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Gold medal, 2019 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge 2017 was a terrific vintage in the Yarra Valley. Sandra de Pury was so smitten with the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon that, for the first time since she took over from father Guill, she ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  9. Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbick Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
    10/10 vintage making an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon Founded in 1860, Tahbilk is responsible for producing Australian wines from some of the oldest vines in the world. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. Yarra Yering Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Fruit is drawn exclusively from the top-most westerly section of the 1969 Cabernet Sauvignon plantings. Hand harvested, de-stemmed and crushed into open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete, with some extended time on skins until tannins soften. Gravity ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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