Elderton Csm Ode To Lorraine 2014

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This Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot blend was added to the Elderton portfolio in 1992, with the belief that blending the best parcels of fruit from the Elderton vineyard, a truly wondrous and complete wine could be made, highlighting the three grape varieties. The decision was made from the 2002 vintage onwards for it to be renamed (from CSM) in honor of the co-founder of Elderton, Lorraine Ashmead. The winemaking team at Elderton believe this is truly the hidden gem in the Elderton portfolio of premium reds. It is a blend of the finest barrels of each of the Elderton Estate varietals. Each year, through meticulous work on the tasting bench, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot is selected that best reflects the nuances of each variety. The fruit is estate grown on the Nuriootpa vineyard, with deep alluvial silt over red and brown earths and limestone, and is sourced from blocks planted between 1914 and 1985. The 2014 vintage is a blend of parcels, fermented in concrete open fermenters, with selected barrel ferments and press cuts, giving warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length, while still being a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend. Dark ruby in color, with aromas of plum, dark fruits of the forest and chocolate. Palate has warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length.