Ravenswood™ Cabernet Sauvignon
Ravenswood Lane is the link between the Hollick Coonawarra Vineyards, namely the original Hollick vineyard Neilson’s Block, and the Wilgha Vineyard, from which the fruit for this wine is sourced.
First vintaged in 1988, Ravenswood is only released when the wine satisfies the very exacting quality parameters set by the Hollick team. The best parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hollick Coonawarra vineyards are earmarked for Ravenswood and experience tells us that this fruit will typically come from the oldest vines growing in very shallow terra rossa soil.
Extremely limited quantities of this wine are made, and released only in years of excellence. The selected parcels of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon spend eighteen months in 100% new French oak to promote integration of fruit and oak flavours. A final assessment of each component is then made before bottling. After bottling, the Hollick team store the wine carefully for twenty four months prior to release.
This wine is the epitome of classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and whilst we believe it is ready to drink on release, it will reward careful cellaring for 10 years. Enjoy this expression of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with a prime eye fillet with a Ravenswood glaze and a medley of mushrooms or any other premium meat dish.
'A selection of the best parts of the vineyard is the correct starting point in my view, and here fully justified 18 months maturation in new French barriques. Has retained excellent crimson-purple colour; this is a distinguished medium to full-bodied wine, as complex as it is long, its black fruits easily handling the oak and tannins.'
'Estate-grown and selected; matured in new oak, predominantly French, for 18 months. The colour is