Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Coonawarra, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Wayne Stehbens

Katnook 'Founder's Block' wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. I quiet often find myself enjoying a bottle of Founder's Block with a varied range of dishes at home with friends, as it is so approachable for everyday drinking, designed to showcase the ripe fruit characters of Coonawarra. This is an honest wine, fruit driven, harmonious and true to its 'terroir' and grape varietal.

 

The 2010 Coonawarra vintage will be remembered as one of the earliest on record - and also for being amongst the best growing seasons for many a year, producing excellent fruit quality, including this Cabernet Sauvignon.
A deep rich red fills your glass. On the nose, blackcurrant and plum aromas with dried spice and a subtle mint/chocolate note. The oak maturation consisted of approximately 15% of the wine being matured in a combination of French and American barriques, 30% of the oak was new, adding subtle characters of toast and spice to the fruit aromas.
The intense palate is layered with flavours of berry fruits and balanced oak. Blackberries, dark plums and hints of cassis characters are complemented by classic Coonawarra mint-chocolate and the fine grained tannins finish off the wine nicely. This is a great go to wine for all occasions. Decant for 30-45 minutes and serve at 18°C.

92 points - James Halliday, Wine Companion 2013.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this season; and over the next 3-4 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with and eye fillet steak with mushrooms, or a flavoursome thin-based pizza, plus aged hard cheeses, enjoy.