ROBERT STEIN Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015Where: HM PavilionTime: 12.00pm - 4.00pm The Robert Stein Vineyard is located just a short drive from the centre of Mudgee, in the Central West of New South Wales. With a winegrowing family lineage dating back to 1838, the 25 year-old vineyard produces award-winning reds, whites and fortifieds. RESERVES 2012 Semillon RieslingPale yellow with green hues showing lifted grassy and citrus characters on the nose. The Semillon portion is fresh and vibrant and the addition of 12% Sauvignon Blanc adds the tropical citrus fruit, and a nice long dry finish. A lively fruit driven wine that demonstrates the synergy between these two varieties. 2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Pale yellow with green hues showing lifted grassy and citrus characters on the nose. The palate is fresh and vibrant with tropical citrus fruit, and a nice long dry finish. A lively fruit driven wine that demonstrates the synergy between these two varieties. 2014 Saignee Our 2014 Signee was made by extracting freshly crushed grape juice from our Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes. The juice was then allowed to ferment using wild yeasts in French Oak Hogsheads, producing a Rose on the more serious side of the spectrum. Aromas of strawberry and lime, lead to a refreshing dry palate with red berry characters. 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon A wine with distinct regional and varietal character showing cassis and savoury bottle developed characters on the nose. The palate is finely textured with sweet fruit on the mid palate and grainy tannins to finish. 2011 Merlot The 2011 season provided a cooler than normal growing season, but luckily the vineyard produced some great fruit. This merlot displays savoury fruit and berry characters, with plum and chocolate flavours in the mouth. A single vineyard blend from our youngest block, this Merlot is great for drinking now or cellar for 8-10 years.