Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot 2012

Member Review by DFR:

not bad wine. rich deep red. a little bitterness, but i would look to buy again

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Greg Norman Estates:
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popul... Read more
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popular as they are today. I drank Californian wine very infrequently, as I was not a regular in the States. Now, however, it seems all I drink are varietals from Australia or California, as I tend to enjoy their qualities better than wines from other countries. One of my favorite wines is the Australian Reserve Shiraz. It has such a deep, intense flavor, filled with tannins that are pronounced but not overbearing, and a hint of blueberry. Zinfandel is also a personal favorite, and the new Lake County Zinfandel has the spicy, red fruit character style that I particularly enjoy. Only after many years of experimenting with wines from all over the world have I come to understand the characteristics that I most enjoy. In my Chardonnays, I prefer a less dry, less heavy wine with more oak flavor to it. I find that most California and Australian Chardonnays possess this quality. For this reason, I wanted the style of my new Santa Barbara County Chardonnay to be alive with fruit flavors and pair well with many foods. Many people assume that I prefer Australian wine above all others, because that is where Greg Norman Estates originated, but it isn't true. For me it depends on the situation, menu choice and mood. I am more of a casual wine drinker, rather than an intense wine connoisseur, and therefore I drink whatever wine I have a desire for at that moment. Read less

Member Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot

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Snooth User: DFR
34464341
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/28/2010

not bad wine. rich deep red. a little bitterness, but i would look to buy again


Snooth User: AZwinenovice
36089211
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2010

Very smooth. Great wine at a great price. I paired it with a gourmet meatloaf and mashed potatoes and it was perfect! Tonight I'm trying pizza with it. Yummy


Snooth User: jasond7
140846143
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/22/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: chooki666
726289185
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/10/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: dalepatterson
29511618
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/07/2009

excellent wine, great with steak

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Snooth User: Mchluvnhi
46560317
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/02/2010

I thought this wine was very smooth and flavorful with soft Tannins. Great with BBQ chicken and steak.


Snooth User: tonyhfakhari
18361159
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/20/2009

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Cabernet/Merlot

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2009

Lively, juicy and graceful. A smooth red with currant and plum flavors wrapped harmoniously around the finish, with overtones of toast and cedar. Drink now through 2012. 90,000 cases imported.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2014

The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in Coonawarra, Padthaway and Wrattonbully - in the Limestone Coast region in the south-east corner of South Australia. Individual vineyard parcels were fermented separately but treated similarly. Destemmed, crushed and fermented in either tank or oak barrels. Post Malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and returned for further maturation before bottling. Blending consisted of tasting each component and selecting the best for the final wine. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The Wine Spectator called it “Polished, with a deft balance of plush texture and acidity supporting ripe berry and mint flavors, finishing gently.”


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Firm, with chewy tannins and lively acidity around a core of smoky black pepper and berry flavors. Best after 2006.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Lithe and generous, a supple red with layers of mint-scented berry and currant flavors, all echoing on a fine-toned, velvety finish. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Firm in texture, generous with its peppery blackberry and lime flavors, echoing a minty note as the flavors linger. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Dark wood notes and pastry crust in the nose segue into blueberry and chocolate flavors. It's medium-weight and features a food-friendly tartness on the finish. Simple but good.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Ripe and juicy on a lively frame, offering a nice range of currant, sour-cherry and vanilla flavors which echo beautifully. Everything remains in focus as the finish gets crisp. Drink now through 2005.


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