Deep crimson in colour with lovely ripe plummy characters, this fruit driven Cabernet Sauvignon certainly matches well with the Guilty and the Innocent. With the typical quality shown by this winery, we can once again enjoy crafted wines that exhibit the warm, sunny climates of Mildura, a region fast gaining a reputation for fine wines.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are picked on flavor at optimum ripeness, gently crushed and each parcel of fruit is fermented separately on skins for 3 to 5 days with controlled temperature to prevent rapid fermentation retaining fruit flavor. The finished wine is pressed off skins and stored in seasoned oak until it has gone through malolactic fermentation, racked and sulphured and further aged for 2 years before bottling.
If it weren’t for The Judge’s deft hand and old, gnarly vines, the grapes would surely succumb to a fateful ending. The soil and roots allow for this to occurs and still maintain a freshness in the wine. The Verdict is a Cabernet Sauvignon that brings a lot of intensity to the glass, yet bright, high tones. A wine that will please any fan of the ‘new Napa-style’ for sure. This wine is always unfined and unfiltered...just the way we like it!
This has a dark plum color with a slight crimson hue. It showcases aromas of ripe blackberries, vanilla and dark chocolate leading into a palate packed with riveting flavors of black cherry, red plums, and ripe strawberries. With a solid-built frame of tannin and crisp acid, the wine manages to find balance with the equitable amount of plush texture.
|The Shinas family heritage is Greek, with wine making stemming back over 8 generations. The Shinas family migrated to Australia in the early 1950’s. Originally they never sold the wines they made, they would consume a great portion of it and the balance of the wine was gifted to family and friends.
The demand became so high for Shinas Estate wines from family, friends & local restaurants, that in 2002 Shinas Estate Australia was formed.
To this day Shinas Estate has remained a micro boutique winery making wines the traditional way. Our wine-making secrets and method have been passed down through the generations.
Shinas Estate is based on the outskirts of Mildura, Victoria on the majestic Murray river.
The regions Mediterranean climate and ancient soils make the perfect partnership for growing premium grapes and producing fine quality Shinas Estate Wines.