Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Norm and Jane Doole's California Road Vineyard is one of those treasures, producing low yielding outstanding fruit.
Reflecting the site's particular terroir, the wine is naturally bold, spicy and generous gaining further complexity from barrel fermentation and extended oak maturation, using the finest American Oak hogsheads.
Colour: Intense deep purple with a bright crimson hue.
Nose: A complex nose of dark berry fruit, choc mocha, spices and cedar.
Palate: The full bodied palate is rich and generous with enhanced weight from the use of American oak. Intense flavors of plums, blackberries, star anise and dark chocolate. A complex wine with excellent tannin structure, amazing length and weight.
Reviews & Awards
95 points - Halliday Wine Companion 2017 – Outstanding
"Estate-grown, fermented in 5-tonne vats and given 3 days post-ferment maceration, matured in new and 1yo American hogsheads and puncheons for 24 months. Very generous, ultra-typical McLaren Vale style that is not the least extractive; supple black fruits have a cross-grain of dark chocolate and vanilla, all seamlessly joined.” James Halliday