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Light and Finniss McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Great Cabernet is associated with sea-side vineyards thus it comes as no surprise to find that McLaren Vale Cabernet is highly rated by show judges and more Trophies are awarded for McLaren Cabernet than Shiraz. Those from McLaren Vale also mature well so if there is a cooler spot in the house let the wines rest.
The Cabernet variety was developed in Bordeaux, France several centuries ago though it was not till the 1970s that new plantings made the wines readily available.
Now all the region along the long sweep of the Mount Lofty-Adelaidean arc of hills and valleys are planted with Cabernet. In turn the Light and Finniss wines can be made from any of the nine or so premium regions.