Vasse Felix, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vasse Felix, Cabernet Sauvignon - 2018

Item # 43432 750mL
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Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and was the first winery ever in the Margaret River area of Western Australia. Having cool breezes throughout the vineyards is crucial for freshness and balance on this Cabernet Sauvignon which is the winery's signature red wine and has been made since their inception.


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