David Frost Wine

Grand Slam Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Grand Slam Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is a solid, jammy red that offers forward notes of black plum, cherry and berry with touches of spice, violet and milk-chocolate brownie to sweeten the deal. The medium-weight mouthfeel is direct and attractive, as the juicy black-fruit flavors are complemented by moderate tannins and balanced alcohol with a quick finish that ends clean.

Accolades

88 pts Best Buy | Wine Enthusiast 

Vineyards

Majority of the grapes are sourced from vineyards on north and south-east facing back slopes of the Tygerberg hills which are typical of the prime viticultural land that characterizes the maritime Durbanville wine ware influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean just six miles away. Cooled in summer by moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists and south-eastern breezes, these hills benefit from a typically Mediterranean climate with generous rainfall during frost-free winters and dry, warm summers. Deep and well-drained soils capture and retain water well into the summer, creating just the right balance between moisture and stress for the vine to naturally produce healthy and flavorful fruit.

Winemaking

The wines are handcrafted from start to finish. Grapes are hand picked and bunches and berries undergo a second sorting, also by hand, at the cellar. Red grapes undergo maceration and gentle crushing in stainless steel tanks. Fermented at carefully controlled and varietally optimal temperatures and matured in 225l oak barriques.

Tastingnote

This is a solid, jammy red that offers forward notes of black plum, cherry and berry with touches of spice, violet and milk-chocolate brownie to sweeten the deal. The medium-weight mouthfeel is direct and attractive, as the juicy black-fruit flavors are complemented by moderate tannins and balanced alcohol with a quick finish that ends clean.

Analysis

14.5% Alcohol by Volume
4.15 Residual Sugar
5.11 Titratable Acidity
3.69 pH Balance