Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Norm 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 red with a bright crimson hue.
Nose: A complex nose of dark berry fruit, choc mocha, star anise 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 - flavours of dark berries, blackberries, clove and dark chocolate. A complex wine with excellent tannin structure, amazing length and weight.
Reviews & Awards
95 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Outstanding
“Open-fermented, 12 days on skins, matured for 24 months in American hogsheads (50% new). Just when you expect another thumping McLaren Vale shiraz, you get this perfectly balanced, medium-bodied wine that leaves no box unticked. The mouthfeel is soft, the fruit flavours varietal (some regional chocolate sneaks in), fine tannins and integrated oak.” James Halliday