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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra John Riddoch 2005

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: This famous estate was established in 1891 by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vines in the surrounding area, but its current identity dates from 1951 when it was purchased by Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn, who re-named it Wynn's Coonawarra Estate. Coonawarra, which is an Aboriginal word meaning honeysuckle, is an outcrop of land 300 miles from both Adelaide and Melbourne, is a unique viticultural area which owes its fame to the terra rossa (literally "red earth") which are at its heart. This soil has proved itself to be ideally suited to the production of outstanding grapes for wine-making. The climate here, at only 50 miles from the chilly Southern Ocean and the influence of the Antarctic winds, is marginal for vine-growing, as is then case for most of the great wines of the world, and the result is the production of wines of pronounced comp

Wynns Coonawarra Estate:
What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch. He planted vineyards in 1891 and completed the estate's three-gabled winery. In 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch's original vineyards and winery and renamed the property Wynns Coonawarra Estate. The Wynns family recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their ri... Read more
What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch. He planted vineyards in 1891 and completed the estate's three-gabled winery. In 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch's original vineyards and winery and renamed the property Wynns Coonawarra Estate. The Wynns family recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their richness and intensity of fruit character - and set out to build an independent identity in the region. They created the famous label that has made John Riddoch's winery one of Australia's best known buildings. Read less

Member Reviews for Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra John Riddoch

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Snooth User: MarioRobles
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5.00 5
12/23/2008

A great wine in 5 years time... already showing the 'linage' of Wynns... it is a BIG wine that needs a good decanting but it will open up in 4-5 years... well worth the wait... 95/100



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: This famous estate was established in 1891 by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vines in the surrounding area, but its current identity dates from 1951 when it was purchased by Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn, who re-named it Wynn's Coonawarra Estate. Coonawarra, which is an Aboriginal word meaning honeysuckle, is an outcrop of land 300 miles from both Adelaide and Melbourne, is a unique viticultural area which owes its fame to the terra rossa (literally "red earth") which are at its heart. This soil has proved itself to be ideally suited to the production of outstanding grapes for wine-making. The climate here, at only 50 miles from the chilly Southern Ocean and the influence of the Antarctic winds, is marginal for vine-growing, as is then case for most of the great wines of the world, and the result is the production of wines of pronounced comp

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