2008 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon
Open Fermentation/ Heading Down Tanks. The balance is a key feature in all Penley wines. This will ensure the wines will mature successfully in the bottle. This wine shows dominance of spicy cabernet fruit, a dense ripeness with hints of smoky oak and grape tannin. A wine made to enjoy while the young, ripe but elegant, distinct Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon characters are evident. Barrel fermentation in French oak provided a balanced integration of oak and fruit.
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Fellow Drync'rnose of violets ripe wild berry and integrated spice w strong varietal typical of Coonawarra vintage. blackberry and cassis berry blackberry silky grape tannin complex cedar oak typical of Penley style WS 89-blackwell's