Cape Winemakers Guild

David Finlayson Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Made from grapes picked off the clay-heavy section of our prestige GS vineyard; these grapes
were picked five days earlier than the rest of the vineyard. They were fermented in a small
1.5 ton fermenter and punched down three times a day. After 21 days on skins, they were
matured in new French oak for 24 months. A small percentage Cabernet Franc was added to
the barrels to soften the tannin structure and add a twist of difference to the usual CWG wine
which has always been 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes: Typical of the house style, a big, iron-fisted style Cabernet Sauvignon with
boysenberry and cassis on the nose. Ripe bramble, cassis fruit with a touch of vanilla oak and
solid tannins on palate.

36 Cases of this wine were sold on the 2020 auction.

Ready for drinking from 2025 to 2035.

Winemaker: David Finlayson

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R10 000
  • Lowest: R7 000
  • Average: R8 067


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned: 30


  • Alc: 15.0 vol%
  • RS: 2.7 g/l
  • TA: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.65

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