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Vintage Charts

Coonawarra: Cabernet Sauvignon
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201390-93NYRWarm temperatures, including early heat waves, got everything ripe, making for rich wines
201295Drink or holdTextbook conditions, with a long harvest, let vintners achieve what they wanted
201181DrinkRipeness rare thanks to cold summer and rain at harvest
201091Drink or holdEarly vintage shows refreshing balance, expressive flavors
200990Drink or holdCoped better with heat than warmer areas
200890Drink or holdMarch heat waves did little harm
200789Drink or holdSmall yields, but riper than usual
200686DrinkSome wines seem green
200593DrinkRich and generous due to warm season
200491DrinkLong growing season made wines of depth
200394DrinkRipe, intense wines with fine balance
200284DrinkCool vintage made some tart, hard wines
200190DrinkBig yields left some wines tasting green, but the best are fine
200089Past peakRains stayed away and the wines have ripe flavors
199990DrinkWines have pure flavors and fine balance
199892DrinkGenerosity and ripeness characterize this strong vintage
199790DrinkWarmer temperatures, riper than average flavors
199697DrinkIdeal conditions; great ripe Cabernets

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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