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Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawkes Bay 2009

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Polished, displaying smooth tannins and plenty of charisma …

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2011

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawkes Bay 2009

Polished, displaying smooth tannins and plenty of charisma …

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Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2011

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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