Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Merlot 2014
Vintage 2014 was again mild with cool weather during January and February allowing extended ripening. Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) from Quarry and Paulownia blocks and our old 1976 plantings, Merlot (38%) from Avery, Silage and Rise and Cabernet Franc (6%), were combined and matured in fine grained French oak for 14 months. Bottled in October 2015.
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc|
James Halliday – 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc matured in fine-grained French oak for 14 months. One of the classics at this price point, overdelivering the goods year in, year out. It makes you wonder why there aren't more blends such as this in Coonawarra, as the blend has genuine integrity. Screwcap. 14% alc.
In a mixed or straight case: $20.89