Inaugural Penfolds Collection in California. Image courtesy of Penfolds
For more than twenty years, Penfolds, One of Australia’s most beloved wineries, began exploring the abundant California soils with the ambition to create a collection of wines unrestricted by vines, borders or the continent. This ambition is now fulfilled through the unveiling of four new California fine wines that represent multi-region winemaking using grapes selected from the Napa Valley, one of the world’s most exclusive winemaking regions. The inaugural California collection includes:
2018 Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon (SAR $ 700)
2018 Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon (SR $ 149)
2018 Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $ 70)
2018 Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz ($ 50)
The Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon flagship of 2018 and 2018 Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon, is referred to as the ‘wine of the world’, blended across continents and hemispheres. Made with mostly grapes from Napa Valley cabernet parcels, each wine also has an important addition from the flagship Shiraz (Quantum) and Cabernet (Ben 149) of the highest quality from South Australia.
Since 1844, Penfolds’ commitment to quality has been defined by “House Style,” an approach that entails venturing across borders to find the finest grapes from the best of the regions. Penfolds’ uncompromising commitment to quality and experimentation in making great wines has passed through generations of Penfolds winemakers, beginning with the secret and experimental bottling of Grange in 1951 and the uninterrupted line of wines for what is now arguably Australia’s most famous wine.
Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago. Image courtesy of Penfolds
“A quality first approach underpins the inaugural edition of the California Collection, led by the 2018 Quantum,” said Penfolds’ winery president. Peter Gago. “This combination collects parcels of prized Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley and authentic Shiraz from South Australia. This is a first for Penfolds. California wine respects California, yet two things remain constant … Red Penfolds seal “Penfolds is a wine-making technique. While we have the California sun at the top and the soil underneath, everything in between is Penfolds.”
The Penfolds California range is available at www.penfolds.com And a choice of luxury wine stores worldwide.
Penfolds Diamond Mountain Vineyard, Napa Valley. Image courtesy of Penfolds