Sami
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Sami
Cabernet Sauvignon

At the age of 6 weeks our daughter Samantha (“Sami”) was introduced to winemaking when Brenda and I dipped her feet into a bucket of fermenting Cabernet Sauvignon to make footprints on a sheet of paper for her grandparents in the US. This was of course her first taste of Barossa Cabernet. Now 15 years old, Sami loves sport – particularly netball and tennis – and playing the cello.

Now in those vintages when we experience a special Cabernet vintage we’ll release a small quantity of a single varietal “Sami Cabernet” from the small planting of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the St. Jakobi Vineyard.

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon gave us wonderfully flavoursome varietal characters of blueberry and blackcurrant, as a result it was decided that we would release our sixth Sami Cabernet.

The 2014 Sami Cabernet is another generously flavoured wine that’s been aged in new and two year old French hogsheads for 18 months. We’ve taken care in having the oak characters compliment and marry into the wine’s sweet fruit rather than dominate it.

We trust you’ll enjoy it!

Winemaker: Wayne Dutschke
Vineyard: Ken & Helen Semmler’s “1978 Cabernet Sauvignon Block” on the St. Jakobi Vineyard
Region: Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Harvest date: 6th of March 2014
Alcohol: 14.5%
Oak maturation: 18 months new & one year old French hogsheads
Bottling date: November 2015
Cellaring potential: Drink now or continue to cellar for many years

 

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