Sophia

$97.99 x 6

Regular price $520.32 PER CASE
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Sophia
SIZE
6 paCK, 750ml BOTTLES, $97.99 EACH
PRODUCER
Craggy Range Winery
VINTAGE
2019
COLOUR
red
REGION, COUNTRY
Hawke's Bay, north island, New Zealand
GRAPE
syrah
 

Winemaker Notes

A refined and elegant hand-crafted Merlot dominant blend that represents both the vigneron’s art and inherent understanding of the land, ensuring ‘Sophia’ is the finest expression of the terroir and the people. ‘Sophia’, meaning ‘wisdom’ in greek mythology, pays tribute to the goddess of knowledge and experience, information and understanding - a philosophy adopted by our winemakers and viticulturists when creating this wine.

Deep, dark red. An intensely lifted nose of blackcurrant, mulberry and other autumnal berries, but evident mocha and cinnamon eluding to an impending sweetness of the palate. The tannins and incredibly fine and powdery. They carry the volume of fruit effortlessly. While delivering immediate enjoyment with the abundance of flavour, it is clear this a high-quality wine built for time.

94 Points, Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)

I like the way things seem to be going at Craggy, with efforts to allow the fruit to shine rather than try to polish it too much in the winery. The 2019 Sophia is a Bordeaux blend featuring pure black cherry and blackberry alongside a creamy vanilla note and festive spices. While it's full-bodied and round, it's neither plush nor heavy, offering excellent concentration balanced with freshness. It's not overdone or forced, providing a seemingly relaxed impression in the mouth. The tannins are abundant yet resolved, displaying the finest gravelly texture and gently, refreshing acidity. Fine sinew on the finish draws this out. A touch more length and precision would make it even greater. It's pretty bloody good, though. The blend is 60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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