2005 Cabernet - Merlot
Our best year for both varieties. Most of both the Cabernet and Merlot was made into straight varietal wine, but we reserved enough of each to make a varietal blend.
After fermentation and racking the wine was matured in French oak barriques for twelve months prior to bottling. As with the straight cabernet Sauvignon, the high alcohol level and good acidity have given us a wine that will cellar for many years, but if you simply cannot wait, it too, drinks well now.
Year: 2005
Varietal: (50:50)  Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot blend
Alcohol: 15.5% volume/volume
Standard drinks:    9.2 Approximately
Total Production: 25 dozen
Cellaring Potential; Several years. Perhaps over a decade.
Price: A$216/dozen. A$198/dozen for orders of 2 dozen or more