New Zealand
Craggy Range Sophia Merlot 2002
Item No.: WDAR0835
Winery: Craggy Range
Region(s): Hawkes Bay
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Variety: --
Description: Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 he was introduced to MW, Steve Smith. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand, the exceptional climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning - to select and source the best land in the country, and to plant the vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate.
Tasting Note: The 2002 Sophia Proprietary Red is a 1,600-case blend of 63% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon that could easily be mistaken for a Cheval Blanc. Elegant, restrained, and nuanced, this deep ruby/purple-tinged 2002 reveals notes of menthol, tobacco leaf, black currants, and cranberries. Medium-bodied flavors linger on the palate. With good acidity, ripe tannin, and a long, nicely-layered finish, it is hard to believe this is a New World proprietary wine.
Vintage: 2002
Rating: WE 92
Volume: 750ml
HK $498.00