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. The special selection 36 month seasoned barrels have added weight and structure whist enhancing the fruit intensity - flavors of dark berries, blackberries, star anise and dark chocolate. A complex wine with excellent tannin structure, amazing length and weight.
Reviews & Awards
95 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Outstanding
“From an east-facing slope planted '00, destemmed and crushed, 13 days on skins, basket-pressed direct to used American hogsheads (50% new) for 2 years maturation. An exceptionally powerful and intense wine, yet no more than full-bodied; dark berries, dark chocolate, mocha and savoury tannins make up a tag team of boundless energy - 20 years won't tire them.” James Halliday