The philosophy behind Vasse Felix Cabernet is to blend from various growers from sub-regions within the Margaret River region to provide differences in terms of tannin structure, fruit profile and overall quality. When these sub-regions are blended we create a true Margaret River 'regional' style, and provide more consistency from year to year. In most years we also blend a small portion of Mount Barker and Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon to further improve the complexity of the wine, and provide an earthy, minerality to the blend. The small portion of Merlot and Malbec help soften the tannin profile on the palate and give a perfumed floral lift to the nose.
A warm dry spring and warm to hot conditions leading up to vintage in a low yielding year led to an extremely early and compressed vintage.