2018 Roi Cabernet Sauvignon
"Why Cabernet ? Why not. It is a diverse variety that can speak of a region well. It highlights the ups and downs in a vintage providing a more specific persona that links the land to the craft.
I have Cabernet from sandy clay soils in east Margaret River in a locality known as Osmington. It is eastern Margaret River and with cooler nights given it’s slightly further inland. It borders the coal seam that runs from Dunsborough to Augusta making the soils slighter in structure but higher in aromatics particularly sulfides. My Old Man runs it and loves it. I planted Syrah with him and a post hole digger in my school spring break in 1995. My younger brother Al helped with Cabernet in his final year in 1998 whilst I was studying in California. The rows ran north south on a slight north east facing slope then and they do now. We treat it like a vege patch and top it up with heavy compost in the autumn with the sheep snapping the odd wire as they browse through in the winter months." – Walsh and Sons