Squitchy Lane Cabernets 2016


This wine is an excellent example of why the Yarra Valley needs to produce more of this style. I apologise to no-one for saying that! Approachable, elegant, balanced from start to finish, intense, concentrated, silky smooth and sexy as, this has a plethora of fruit, herbal notes and sublime structure. Everything is in it’s place. It is very clever and precise wine-making and clearly just as impressive in the vineyard.Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Cabernet Franc 26%, Merlot 26%  Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed to small open fermenters. Fermented on skins for 12 days, racked in Spring 2016 then left on light lees for texture. Matured in barrels for 15 months, 20% new French oak, before being bottled in August 2017 after one filtration. Squitchy
“This estate-grown blend comes together with deceptively easy harmony. It’s already a complete wine, with an almost velvety flow. Fruit of this quality doesn’t need oak or tannins to fill holes or paper over the cracks, so I’m not stressing about having no knowledge of the oak treatment.”
95 points James Halliday

$30 or 3 for $81