Churchview Estate

Churchview Estate

Churchview Estate is now recognised as a premium producer with a bend towards some interesting alternative varieties, adding spice to the range. Churchview produces a wide range of varieties all grown on the single vineyard overlooking the Metricup Church. The range is impressive from value- for-money through to premium-end wines which continue to improve.

OWNERS
Metricup Vineyards
WINEMAKERS
Greg Garnish
ESTABLISHED
2000
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH
600 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Verdelho, Grenache, Viogner, Merlot, Reisling, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre/Mataro, Marsanne Zinfandel

CELLAR DOOR
8 Gale Road, Metricup
OPEN
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$15 – 80
PHONE
9755 7200
EMAIL
info@churchview.com.au
WEBSITE
www.churchview.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Online

Churchview The Bartondale chardonnay 2015 ($55)

A slightly more restrained Bartondale than usual and all the better for it. Intense zesty lemon curd aromas with a touch of brioche. The palate is creamy with excellent intensity. Like the vanillin oak combination with the rich fruit. Delivers long through the middle palate to an impressive finish.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 Years

Churchview The Bartondale shiraz 2013 ($55)

Powerhouse shiraz which also benefits from a small amount of co-fermented viognier. It’s largely been matured in French but a 10 per cent American oak component adds a nice sweetness. Luscious dense palate displays a remarkable finesse and subtlety for a wine of this scale. Silky smooth and punches out long on the palate, which is starting to develop some rather appealing secondary qualities.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

Churchview The Bartondale cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($55)

Nothing held back in this super concentrated and immensely powerful cabernet. It punches out some serious fruit with dark blackcurrant, mulberry and liqueur chocolate characters. The tannins are firm and the oak substantial. Yet this retains a great balance through to the finish. Smooth and seamless.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 12 years

Churchview St John’s Limited Release zinfandel 2014 ($35)

The first thing you need to understand is that this has a decent hit of alcohol – around 16.5 per cent. So it’s a biggie, yet there is balance and the fruit weight handles things rather well. Dark chocolate and heaps of black fruits with plenty of supporting oak and tannins. A pretty good wine – in moderation, at this strength.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 8 years

Churchview St John’s Limited Release cabernet sauvignon malbec merlot petit verdot ($35)

This is a beautiful expression of Margaret River with a seamless integration of most of the main Bordeaux varieties. Fine grained oak and fine grain tannins. There’s a highly scented aroma with notes of red minty berry and violets. The palate is succulent and smooth with an elegance that is just so appealing.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017