Capel Vale Wines

Capel Vale Wines

Capel Vale has been making distinctive elegant wines from the cool regions of Western Australia since 1974. Family-owned, Capel Vale has established mature vineyards in Geographe, Pemberton, Mount Barker and Margaret River, and produces wines which reflect the distinct climate and soils of each region. Recent wines have been outstanding.

OWNERS
Peter and Elizabeth Pratten
WINEMAKERS
Daniel Hetherington
ESTABLISHED
1974
VINEYARD LOCATION
Capel
ANNUAL CRUSH
800 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Verdelho, Viognier, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir

CELLAR DOOR
118 Mallokup Road, Capel
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
WINE PRICES
$17.95 – 89.99
PHONE
9727 1986
EMAIL
winery@capelvale.com
WEBSITE
www.capelvale.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Online

Capel Vale Debut sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($17.95)

A light-bodied and quite delicate blended white with a crunchy minerality with a spicy citrus tang. A little tropical fruit with a dash of herbaceousness. It comes together into an early drinking style.
SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 2 Years

Capel Vale Regional Series Riesling 2016 ($24.95)

Comes from the excellent Whispering Hill vineyard at Mount Barker. It’s really fine and delicate yet has flavour and is persistent to the long finish. Crisp and spicy characters dominate with just a little citrus edginess. It’s a tense and controlled win with lots to like about it.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years

Capel Vale Debut cabernet merlot 2014 ($17.95)

Soft and plump fruit bomb. Loads of spicy plum and blackcurrant with only a small amount of oak. Ripe supple understated tannins. A juicy and fleshy little number ideal for drinking in the short term.
SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 3 years

Capel Vale Regional Series cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($26.95)

An elegant expression of Margaret River cabernet with the smooth and seamlessly structured palate a feature. Blackcurrant dominance with notes of chocolate and dark plum. Just faintly assertive on the finish to keep it tidy and focused. Medium term is best.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Capel Vale Single Vineyard Series The Scholar cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($89.95)

Such a rich and opulent vintage which has been expertly captured in this full-bodied and so generous cabernet from Margaret River. Loads of sweet sappy fruit with a liberal hit of French oak has harnessed an immensely powerful statement of the region. Ripe firm tannins and that oak hold the toasty blackcurrant and dark chocolate fruit flavours with ease.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017