Cape Grace Wines

Cape Grace Wines

The Karri-Davies have been part of the South West since 1875. Cape Grace is family owned and operated. Their 15-acre Wilyabrup vineyard is managed under organic principles. All the small batch wines are made at Cape Grace with the red wines hand plunged and basket pressed. Both red and white wines have achieved show success.

 

Cape Grace chardonnay 2015 ($38)

A classy modern chardonnay displaying a tight and elegant structure. Nectarine and light melon characters with a little brioche and lightly roasted cashew influence. The palate is beautifully integrated with a precise long finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 Years

Cape Grace cabernet franc 2014 ($40)

Perfumed aromatics on the nose are distinctly cabernet franc. There is a lot more middle-palate substance in here than you might expect with cab franc. Yet there is still that linear elegance and refinement that is expected. Sweet fruit, powdery tannins and gentle oak persuasion.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years

Cape Grace cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($55)

A stylish and expressive cabernet loaded with juicy ripe fruit that gradually releases as it breathes. When it does, other things emerge, showing a meaty blackcurrant character with leafy black olive and subtle cigar box. It is so complex. The textural side is superb. Smooth and seamless with integrated weave of supple tannins and fine grained oak.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years

Cape Grace shiraz 2014 ($35)

Earthy shiraz from deep in the heart of Margaret River. There’s a loamy gravelly character that merges with the spicy fruit on the nose. On the palate it’s neatly woven together with grainy tannins and lovely oak playing a part. Very nice wine that expresses the savoury characters of the region.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years

Cape Grace Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($85)

This is a small production wine that is the cream of the crop for Cape Grace and introduced to the portfolio a couple of years ago. This is another very good wine. Deep and concentrated black fruits on the nose with a perfumed lift creating a beautiful opening. Powdery tannins work into the intense fruit to drive and support through to the long finish. It has the power but it also has the style and graceful lines.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 20 years

OWNERS
Robert Karri-Davies and Karen Karri-Davies
WINEMAKERS
Mark Messenger and Dylan Arvidson
ESTABLISHED
1996
VINEYARD LOCATION
Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH
35 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Chenin Blanc

CELLAR DOOR
281 Fifty One Road, Cowaramup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$20 – 85
PHONE
9755 5669
EMAIL
info@capegracewines.com.au
WEBSITE
www.capegracewines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Selective Restaurants, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017