Today, we had the pleasure of trying a west Australian red called, Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. There is much about this wine and winery that holds interest, starting with the name. Ringbolt Wines took their name from the Margaret River region’s rich history.

As treacherous as it is beautiful, Western Australia’s rugged southwest coastline is littered with shipwrecks – the wreck of the Ringbolt being one of them. Sunk in the late 1800s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region

The Margaret River wine region is located where the Indian and Southern oceans meet, providing the region with a rich environment for which to care and tend to the vines located within. Ringbolt Wines celebrates relationships with growers throughout the region and they focus on making Cabernet Sauvignon wines; a Ringbolt 21 Barriques Cabernet Sauvignon and a general, but still classed as vintage, Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the wine we’re covering here today.

On colour, the Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 holds a plum hue. On the nose, scents of spice, strawberry and cherry are noted. On the palate, oak, red berries, butter and vanilla are present. This wine grows in complexity sip after sip and brings with it a medium length finish.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $21.95

We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5

Pairing: we paired it with a steak salad and conversation