Another Great Cabernet: 2014 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’

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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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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