Grapes were left on the vine as long as possible, maximizing fruit flavors for a wine that is intensely rich and ripe. Night harvesting maintained freshness, rotary fermentation enhanced power and medium oak treatment added toast and spice.
Big bold flavors envelop the palate with red fruit, plum and chocolate. Shiraz offers berries and spice, while Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and structure. Relentless waves of strong, rich flavor resolve into a long, smooth finish.
91 Points & Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points, Beverage Testing Institute
94 Points, San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge
Wine Style: A bold, classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon made from fruit left on the vine as long as possible. Our winemaker Steve Roden aged the wine on French oak and put emphasis on developing a complex and robust offering that finishes strong with well-integrated tannins.
Tasting Notes: Intense crimson color with aromas of rich ripe red berry fruit and oak spice. On the front end: concentrated blackberry, black cherry and black currant leading to mocha, spice and a hint of vanilla bean on the mid-palate. Structured tannins carry through to a lengthy finish.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Insurrection Winemaker Steve Roden had his own wine cellar up and running by the time he was 18. He earned his stripes working for the top hot shot wineries that put Australia’s great wines on the map. Part of a renowned team of globally recognized winemakers, Steve made iconic, big flavored wines that started it all: quality Australian wines revered in the United States to go the long haul.
Steve’s experience Down Under has given him an unwavering appreciation for wines with power, flavor and drinkability—and for finding just the right Australian grapes to deliver them.
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"Insurrection another affordable, exciting Australian wine"
April 2, 2016