- Cabernet Sauvignon
- ABV 14.3
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Adorable and sampled without decanting. The bouquet is veracious and provides layers of creamy raspberry, dark plum and mulberry compote. Warming spices (white pepper) develop with more aeration and a touch of toasty French oak and cedar. The palate is vivid, fun and provides a Smörgåsbord of red and black fruits with a soupçon of dried mint. I appreciate the cooling feel / acidity. Dark chocolate / cocoa interplay with a little tart cranberry. Flavours build and change the more you taste (at the five minute mark, I pick up woodsmoke). This is a wine full of honest, good intentions which is admirable. Serve now or cellar to 2028. Decant for 2-3 hours. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
House of Cards Kings in the Corner Cabernet Merlot 2018
Margaret River, Australia
House of Cards was established in 2011 after owners Elizabeth and Travis returned to Yallingup from travelling overseas where Travis completed vintages in New Zealand and Canada. Their wine is handmade onsite using traditional winemaking practices including hand plunging and manual basket pressing.
We sat down with Elizabeth to find out what makes their wines so unique.
It’s nearly ten years since you established House of Cards, how has the past decade treated the Wray family? Have all your initial plans now come to fruition? Any unexpected developments or surprises over the years?
Wow it really has been that long! We are just about to harvest our eleventh Vintage, crazy how time flies! I think most of our initial plans have changed and evolved quite considerably over the past decade. We were pretty fresh back in 2011, coming back to WA after living and working in New Zealand and Canada. We had also travelled throughout the US wine regions of Oregon and Napa. Vintage 2011, our first for House of Cards, the wines from these regions played heavily on our minds and these were the styles we chased. Over the last decade we’ve learnt about our particular site and the flavours of the grapes grown and how this translates into the wines we make. Trav’s winemaking gets better and better each vintage and I’m so proud of where he’s taken the wines... Read the full interview
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