Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Winemaking and Drinking

Moss Wood. Among its prestigious offerings, the Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 stands out as a testament to the region's winemaking prowess and dedication to quality.

Origins and Vineyard:

The story of Moss Wood dates back to 1969 when Dr. Bill Pannell and his wife Sandra purchased a 4.45-hectare property in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. Over the years, their passion for winemaking and dedication to producing premium wines led them to acquire the nearby Ribbon Vale Estate in 2000. This acquisition marked a significant expansion for Moss Wood, allowing them to incorporate the distinct terroir of Ribbon Vale into their portfolio.

The Ribbon Vale vineyard is characterized by its gravelly loam soils and a maritime-influenced climate, ideal for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional quality. The 2018 vintage benefitted from near perfect growing conditions, with moderate temperatures and well-distributed rainfall ensuring optimal ripening of the grapes.

Tasting Notes:

Upon pouring a glass of the Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, one is greeted by a deep garnet hue that hints at the wine's concentration and richness. On the nose, aromas of blackcurrant, ripe plum, and subtle hints of cedar and tobacco leaf intertwine, promising a complex and layered tasting experience.

The palate is equally impressive, with flavors of dark berries, black cherry, and a touch of dark chocolate complemented by fine-grained tannins. The wine displays excellent structure and balance, with a lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression of its elegance and sophistication.

Awards and Accolades:

The Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has garnered acclaim both domestically and internationally, solidifying its place among the world's finest wines. Notable accolades include multiple gold medals at the Margaret River Wine Show and the Perth Royal Wine Show, highlighting its consistency and quality across different judging panels.

Internationally, the wine has been recognized for its excellence, earning high scores from renowned critics and publications. Its ability to showcase the unique terroir of Margaret River while maintaining a distinctive style has earned it a dedicated following among wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

The Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 exemplifies the marriage of tradition, terroir, and craftsmanship that defines Moss Wood's winemaking philosophy. From its origins in the fertile soils of Ribbon Vale to its accolades on the global stage, this wine is a testament to the enduring pursuit of excellence by the Pannell family and the Moss Wood team

For aficionados seeking a wine that embodies the essence of Margaret River's acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, the Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 promises an unforgettable journey through its layers of flavor, aromatic complexity, and impeccable structure. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, it stands as a shining example of Australia's winemaking prowess and the potential of the Margaret River region to produce wines of world class distinction.


Wine TypeRed wine
ProducerMoss Wood
StateWestern Australia
RegionMargaret River
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Year2018
Volume750 mL
Alcohol14%