19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
Vibrant red and maroon hues extend from the core of each glass of 19 Crimes 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet vanilla and chocolate aromas are supported by fresh and juicy red berry fruits on the nose. The palate is full of flavor, with luscious and rich fruit balanced by layers of vanilla oak. The finish is round and soft with an appeal that consumers find hard to resist.
Above average spring rains provided favorable growing conditions for the vines. The mild summer that followed allowed for even veraison and ideal conditions for ripening. Full flavor and aroma profiles were observed, with a balanced fruit, acid, and tannin structure producing wines of astounding quality. The wine spent six months in American oak and is ready for consumption now.
Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by "transportation" began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built. It would be a crime not to drink it!