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2004 Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead Single Vineyard - Lot of 6 OWC

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2004 Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead Single Vineyard - Lot of 6 OWC

Original Wooden Case ; Lot of 6 Bottles - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

There was no 2003 produced, but the backward, primary 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead is loaded with potential. Its inky/ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of vanilla, barbecue smoke, roasted meats, creme de cassis, and new leather. This dense, rich, powerful effort requires 3-4 years of bottle age, and should last for 15-20 years. Imported by USA Wine West, San Rafael, CA;

Tasting Notes:

Multiple layers of fruit and French oak; blackcurrant, spice, dark chocolate and mocha; serious wine.

Tasting Notes:

Past vintages of Elderton wines have been heavily oaked, and this wine is no exception—plenty of cedary, vanilla-laden aromas burst from the glass. But they're well balanced by crisp cassis flavors that turn chocolaty on the finish, where they also pick up a hint of tobacco. Delicious now, but it should drink well until at least 2014.

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Elderton Wines is an Australian winery in Nuriootpa, in the Barossa Valley. The company was founded by Neil and Lorraine Ashmead in 1979. The Elderton wines are made from grape varieties including red grapes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel as well as white grapes Riesling and Chardonnay. In the late 1970s Neil and Lorraine Ashmead returned from the Middle East, settling on the Barossa Valley as the place to raise their sons. In 1979 the Ashmead's purchased the Estate vineyard, which was planted in 1894 by Samuel Elderton Tolley. The family restored the derelict vineyard and the first vintage of wine was produced in 1982. In 1993, Elderton won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, which propelled the winery to prominence. Elderton have continued to have great wine show success, including winning World’s Best Shiraz Trophy at the 2000 London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Today, Neil and Lorraine's sons Cameron and Allister run the business with a strong sustainability focus.[citation needed] Elderton is an industry leader in incorporating green initiatives, including the largest Australian winery installation of a major solar panel grid, of 168 panels, which helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Elderton produces around 30,000 cases of wine per year, depending on vintage conditions. The majority of the production is red wine. The wines are made to show varietal character, regional definition and to show the unique personalities of the Elderton team. Command Shiraz is Elderton's flagship wine, produced from a single vineyard of Shiraz vines that were planted in 1894.