Vibrant crimson red in colour with purple hues, the 2002 Stepping Stone Cabernet exhibits aromas of black currant, chocolate and mint. These characteristics are carried through on the palate where the wine also displays hints of black olive, fine grain lingering tannins and soft creamy oak.
Grape Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker's Notes - The 2002 Stepping Stone follows the critical acclaim of the first two vintages and is the best yet! The philosophy of Stepping Stone is to deliver regional and varietal characters at an affordable price. Once again this wine over delivers. The fruit was harvested quite late in the season, when fruit flavours and tannins had sufficiently ripened. Winemaking is focused on expression of elegance and finesse in structure - the hallmarks of Cabernet. This wine represents amazing value for a Coonawarra Cabernet.
Background Information - The Stonehaven Winery is a modern facility situated just 6 kilometres south of the township of Padthaway, ideally positioned to utilise the quality fruit being sourced from both long established vineyards and newly developed projects. Dedicated to the release of fine contemporary Australian wines that reflect the unique 'terroir' in which they are cultivated, Stonehaven sources the finest fruit from the Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Elgin Valley and Padthaway and processes it with the latest oenological expertise and equipment.