2018 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve 750ml


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With only one barrel produced, our 2018 Special Family Reserve represents the absolute finest fruit from Meteor Vineyard. Hand selected by the row and cluster from a rock-strewn section planted to Clone 7 on Saint George rootstock, barrel aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months and then bottle aged for an additional year prior to release. Aromas of black tea, chocolate/mocha and red peppercorns surround a core of blackberries, red currants and cassis. Densely packed aromas reverse on the palate, opening to a mouthwatering expression of bright red fruit. The wine is rich and concentrated with firm, velvety tannins ending in a long warm spice driven finish. Though absolutely gorgeous now, this wine will age gracefully in the cellar.

Wine Specs

  • Vintage 2018
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged 22 months in French oak, 100% new
  • 100% clone 7 planted on St. George rootstock
  • Alc: 14.7%,TA: 5.9 g/l, pH: 3.72
  • Appellation: Coombsville


The Special Family Reserve takes Meteor vineyard to another level entirely, and is unquestionably one of the definitive wines of the Coombsville appellation. Exotic, enthralling and flashy on the nose, giving off a sense it is currently simmering, planning out its boiling point over the next three decades. As floral as it is fruit-driven and savoury, with an immovable, tenacious structure throughout. True decadence combined with longevity and class.

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Family Reserve is silky and nuanced from start to finish. It is a bit less flamboyant than the Perseid, but just as compelling. Inky black fruit, chocolate, lavender, dark spice and new leather open first, all supported by tannins that are unusually finessed for a young Coombsville. This is such a gorgeous wine.