The 2014 Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Jaraman’ made from Australian  Clare Valley and Coonawarra fruit is delicious—and Cabernet Sauvignon from this producer is really special. The Jaraman designation wines are created by joining exceptional vineyard designate parcels of fruit from two iconic wine regions in Australia. The winemaking approach ensures the distinct regional characteristics each take the spotlight while creating an enticing and intriguing unison that is carefully crafted to become so much more than merely the sum of those parts.

That being said, it is easy to understand why Wakefield wines have the unique individuality of style no other Australian producer is bringing to the table. Cassis, black olive and currant aromas emanate from the glass upon pouring. This young wine will need a little time in glass to fully develop the flavors of plum, chocolate and mint. Wait an hour and you’ll be rewarded with full flavors of cedar and spice through the long persistent finish.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $30 | 14.7 % ABV

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