"Bright, lively and fragrant nose with blackcurrants and dark cherries, combining with higher notes of clove, cummin, black cardamon and star anise. Beneath subtle notes of coffee and cocoa lie in the background. Fine and delicately structured palate featuring boysenberries, blackcurrants and plums. Volume and density through the mid-palate is balanced."
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Margaret River
Aging: 20 months in oak
93 Points, "Editors' Choice" - Wine Enthusiast
"Classy and oh-so Margaret River, this is fresh and herbal, packed with bright red fruit, menthol, white pepper and dried florals. There's a lovely tension to the palate. Juicy fruit is sculpted by savory tannins." -CP, 7/1/22
90 Points - Wine Advocate
"Noticeably herbal (sage and bay leaf) and tea-like on the nose, the 2017 Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon also delivers attractive raspberry fruit. From a cool vintage, it's only medium-bodied, with a firm, slightly chewy structure and cherry fruit on the finish. Give it another year or two to relax and drink it over the next decade." -JC, 1/9/20