The region’s international reputation comes from this regionally specific terra rossa. The unique combination of this rich red soil and a cool southerly climate is optimal for growing intensely flavoured grapes.
First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for Wynns. John Riddoch himself was a true visionary. Amongst his many achievements are the building of the Wynns Gabled winery and the establishment of Coonawarra Fruit Colony.
John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate’s extensive Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in the heart of the terra rossa soil. It has become a definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available, using less than one percent of the top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aged for 15 months in French barriques and hogsheads (35% new, remainder 2-3-year-old barrels)
A fresh and inviting aroma of red and black cherries with dried mint and fresh violets. This is a wine of great freshness balance and power that will certainly reward good cellaring. A seamless line of perfectly ripe fruit is supported by a fine tannin framework.