Wildberry Two Passions Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
This showcases beautiful fruit purity and ticks all the right varietal boxes for this lovely cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is a mixture of mulberry, darker cassis and red currant fruit with deftly integrated oak that gives a light peppery spice and a subtle chocolate edge to the wine’s aromatics, with a nice floral lift adding extra nuance. Medium to medium fuller bodied, this embodies the traits that well made Cabernet exhibit from the region, fruit purity front and center, unencumbered with any excessive, overlain oak that pinches down on the fruit. Elegantly structured with good fruit purity and intensity, this displays lovely balance and refinement. Harmonious oak integration gives this a round suppleness to the mid palate leading to a long, dry finish. Although starting to just now give a glimpse of what lies a head, this should unfold beautifully over the next 5 plus years.
90 pts Tanzer/Vinous
Brilliant ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis and candied flowers, with a spicy overtone gaining power as the wine opens with air. Juicy and energetic on the palate, with gently sweet flavors of dark berry preserves, licorice pastille and spice cake complemented by a zesty touch of cracked pepper. Shows very good focus and vivacity on the finish, which features smooth tannins and a lingering floral quality. — Josh Raynolds
90 pts James Suckling
This is cool stuff here with lavender, rosemary and currant character on the nose and the palate. Full body, polished and refined tannins and a fresh finish. Shows the salty, seaside and currant flavor of the region. Drink now.
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
This restrained, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid value. On the nose, cedar, vanilla and cassis elements blend together easily, while brown sugar and vanilla flavors are supported by just enough cassis and black cherry fruit. Drink now–2028.
Most people know Damon Eastaugh for his legendary big wave surfing talents. Few are aware of his other passion – winemaking. When he’s not in the ocean riding the giants, you’ll find him in our cellars making our fantastic, award winning wines.
This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon comes from specially selected parcels grown on our Wildberry Estate vineyard – located in the heart of the famous Margaret River sub-region of Wilyabrup. Bunch selection in the vineyard is followed by open tank ferments an regions hand plunging before being basket pressed into French barrels (20% new). 15 Months later Damin does the assemblage and after minimal fining and filtration, the wine is bottled to represent the truest possible expression of this internationally acclaimed wine region.
Intense blackcurrant and blackberry sweetness lift out of the glass over layers of black olive and molasses richness. The palate is concentrated, and textured showing chewy tannins well integrated with subtle amounts of French Oak. This wine will benefit from cellaring for 5-10 years.