Subtle mocha and a sweetness from the vanillin oak complement the fruit aromas. Full bodied with assertive, brick dust tannins.-----
The dense palate is dark and brooding with blackberry, blueberries and couverture. Oak integration is seamless. There is a sense of both elegance and power; the flavours deepen and spread across the palate, freshened with balanced acidity, building to a tight and fine pure cabernet finish.
Margaret River, Australia
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Match: Manchego cheese, BBQ veal
Stella Bella is a leading producer in the Margaret River region. Established in 1998 by Stuart Pym, who remains with them today as their Consulting Winemaker, Stuart oversees Senior Winemaker Luke Jolliffe and is currently embarking on his 27th Margaret River vintage. Stella Bella owns 5 exceptional vineyards throughout the cooler and increasingly prized central and southern areas of the Margaret River wine region, one of which, the Suckfizzle vineyard, is the most south-westerly vineyard on the continent. The Stella Bella wines have been highly reviewed and awarded internationally with 5 red stars with James Halliday (the highest accolade for a wine producer) and numerous gold medals and international trophies including the Mission Hill Trophy from the International Wine & Spirit Competition for Top International Chardonnay.