Leeuwin’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

From the Margaret River region of South Australia comes the 2013 Leeuwin’s Cabernet Sauvignon that’s loaded with light aromas of blackberries, cherries and raspberries.  This medium to full body wine has hints of vanilla and espresso.  This is a powerful wine that was aged in 40% new French oak for 12 months and gives just a little oak on the nose.  It flowed velvety over the tongue with a very nice finish. 96% Cabernet and 4% Malbec is unlike any of the other Cabs from the Margaret River region.  We would suggest to buy a few of these wines and hold them (if you can) for a few more years since this wine is still developing and will only get better!

This twist top surprised me when I opened it since I normally decant before tasting but for some strange reason I wanted a taste.  Boy was I blown away by the impact this wine had upon the first sniff in the glass.  Powerful but an elegant sense that it was made to be enjoyed now.  I give this wine 4 glasses!   

You can pick this up at Costco now!

The labels for the Art Series wines are from paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.





About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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