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DogRidge Cadenzia

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Cracka Review

Based in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale Dog Ridge boast both a ridge and some dogs, put them together and you’ve got a delicious wine that personifies the Vale. Grenache is one of the star performers in the region and this wine is like walking into a sweet shop thanks to its evocative aromas. Rich in sweet raspberry and confected jubes, there’s a little spice before a deliciously layered palate that’s juicy and hard to resist.

Winemaker's Notes

The inviting varietal aromas of mixed confection somewhat like entering a lolly shop (candy/sweets). A pleasant slap of juicy fruit spices across the front palate combine with luscious strawberry and ripe raspberries. The persuasive finish has that renown Grenache morish-ness. Time for another sip.

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DogRidge Cadenzia

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Cadenzia is a McLaren Vale name for a special (annual) series of grenache-based wines across a range of producers. It has been going for a few years now and, while we're not sure whether it's an idea that has caught the public's attention, the wines are usually good. Quite light but quite good. Spicy and peppery with juicy raspberry fruit and the odd vegetal (but nice) note. It's dry and spicy, with fine, light tannin and a good, expansive, impressive finish. Excellent grenache and, best of all, highly drinkable. Sure was for us.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Quite fresh fruits, with good concentration and depth, and some earthy complexity.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
This earthy traditionally styled grenache is a part of the regional grenache promotion known as the Cadenzia. It's packing plenty of dark fruits and tarry oak complexity, the palate's rich and strapping with sturdy tannins and long berry/plum flavour.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Good colour; very different from DV2 Grenache, seemingly not just from the 5% Petit Verdot component; a deeper, darker fruit register.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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