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Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Deep crimson red with purple hues. Fresh blackcurrant and dark berry fruit aromas on the nose exuding typical Coonawarra characteristics. Hints of black olive and licorice balanced with nuances of cedar and vanilla from fine grain French oak. Generous ripe cassis flavors with tobacco leaf, supported by subtle integration of oak leading to a rich, smooth finish.

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Jacob's Creek:
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercia... Read more
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyard along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, he was also planting the seeds of one of the most popular wine brands in the world that would be named after the waterway.  Today,  Jacob's Creek remains one of the most well known, trusted and enjoyed Australian wines around the world. It delivers fresh, elegant and great tasting wines that show true varietal character.  The philosophy of Jacob's Creek is to offer a range of wines that suit all occasions.  As a company, we concentrate on two key things: The first is continuous improvement. Every vintage we strive to improve the quality of our wines by refining our winemaking practices and continually gaining a greater understanding of our vineyards. The second is that in everything we do, at every step of the winemaking process, from the vineyards all the way through to your glass, we all work with the final destination in mind. We do it for the most important wine critic. You. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/17/2012

Decidedly leafy and herbal on the nose with fresh, raw white oak aromas over a base of red currant fruit. Rather smooth, well-balanced and transparent in the mouth with a nice pop of blackberry and vanilla early on the palate followed by more typical currant flavors. The tannins are firm but well-managed, remaining a supporting role here. This does display a fine edge of Cabernet typicality with its gentle herbal top note. An elegant, fresh and easy drinking wine at this price point. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/12/2011

Sweetly fruited on the nose with a bit of dill herb up top and leather and flinty smoke accenting the black currant fruit. Super smooth on entry and tight with really fine tension holding everything together. With some time the tannins become a bit more apparent over a deep bed of earthy fruit. This is rather large scaled but very well balanced and yet the flavors are nicely restrained with fine red currant and almost raspberry fruit and a nice almost meaty backend that leads to a subtle, lingering finish that has a nice subtle persistence of fruit. This is pretty classic stuff and needs 2-4 years to help soften the tannins. 92pts


Member Reviews for Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: chriscage
481309765
3.50 5
09/27/2016

Coloration that is rich, opaque, and burgundy/brown in color. Aromas that are leafy, yet of sweet jammy preserves and slightly pungent....there are also hints of cranberry, black currant and some alcoholic tendencies. Flavors follow suit, with tart cranberry, currant, woody oak and some tart, leaning towards not quite ripe berry......mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with just a tinge of dry oaked vanilla at the finish, and it lingers on the palate....a nice wine at the pricepoint!


Snooth User: HomePools
933058151
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/26/2011

Wonderful, smooth, complex, well-integrated tannins. Long finish.


Snooth User: Wineforus
34281813
1.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/21/2010

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: jweaving
217929144
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/19/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 11/04/2007

for the price you can't go wrong..the only wine in a certain store near me that is any good.


Snooth User: dilutee
2817030
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/10/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/15/2009

Bright ruby edges, inky black in its depths. Baked pie, flowers, and cassis in the nose. Lush palate, oaky, with vanilla, raspberries, and pie crust. Finishes chewey and very long, fading to a pleasant tartness.


External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: Normal rainfall in the Coonawarra region during the winter of 2008 provided good soil moisture levels for budburst in early spring, and fortunately spring continued to be free of frost events. This allowed for excellent vine establishment for the growing season, although wind and cloud cover in November extended vine flowering and resulted in reduced fruit set and lower crop levels. This reduction in yield combinedwith temperatures that were slightly lower than average allowed the vines to evenly ripen fruit to maturity. These relatively cool dry summer conditions are typical of Coonawarra?s maritime climate which provide for the gradual accumulation of essential grape sugars and flavours, but theslightly cooler conditions experienced in 2009 contributed to the leafy notes in this wine. Overall the vintage provided good varietal definition and Cabernet Sauvignon with distinct regional Coonawarra character. Winemaking: Our winemakers and viticulturalists made regular vineyard inspections of our Coonawarra vineyards during the ripening period. They monitored thefruit carefully in order to select those parcels of high quality fruit which displayed strong varietal character and good regional expression, appropriate for Jacob?s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was then harvested at optimal ripeness, based on the key indicators of flavour intensity, sugar and acid balance. Individual fruit parcels were de-stemmed and crushed into static and potter fermentersfor fermentation on skins typically between 10 - 15 days, with temperatures maintained between 18 - 28øC. The fer ments were tasted twice daily to ensure an appropriate maceration regime was employed, so as to achieve a thorough yet gentle extraction of colour as well as desirable flavours and tannins from the grape skins. The various wine parcels were matured separately for eighteen months in French oak hogsheads and then reviewed for inclusion in the blend. Those parcels showing regional characteristics of intense, pristine Cabernet fruit flavours and fine, persistent tannins indicative of longevity were set aside for the Jacob?s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, with the final blend being brought together for bottling in late 2010.


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Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

Deep crimson red in color. Concentrated and lifted cassis and black fruits of the forest on the nose, with subtle notes of mint, chocolate and attractive toasty oak. A well-balanced wine, exhibiting v


External Review
Vintage: 2004 06/27/2007

An excellent value red from Down Under. The Cabernet is a rich chocolatey, Aussie style of wine. Perfect for every day wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

Aromas are of sweet, dark fruit, roasted meat and oak. Mouthfeel is somewhat dusty, with pedestrian red and black fruit, bolstered by just enough oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

Bright in flavor, a distinctive style with berry, tomato and herb character that wonrsquo;t strike everyone as ideal. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

The rustic cherry fruit of this wine is jammy but not heavy. Serve it with lamb, braised or grilled.



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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Deep crimson red with purple hues. Fresh blackcurrant and dark berry fruit aromas on the nose exuding typical Coonawarra characteristics. Hints of black olive and licorice balanced with nuances of cedar and vanilla from fine grain French oak. Generous ripe cassis flavors with tobacco leaf, supported by subtle integration of oak leading to a rich, smooth finish.

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