A superb entry level Merlot/Cab blend from lauded producer Clearview Estate.
Charismatic founder Tim Turvey was not to be discouraged when told the site at Te Awanga in Hawkes Bay was too cold to grow grapes. He went ahead and planted anyway, and 25 years on, we're glad he did.
Happy to plant a wide range of grape varieties, and to experiment with techniques in the winery, Clearview make wines worth hunting down.
A merlot combined with cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
This wine has satisfying cabernet aromatics with nicely integrated complexity. The palate retains a freshness with red berryfruit characters.