Waipara West Ram Paddock 2015 750ml Red
The wine shows a lovely mid Ruby Crimson colour with flashes of purple at the rim. The nose clearly shows the essence of each variety with cassis, cedar and tobacco leaf from the Cabernet Sauvignon. All seasoned with some lovely toasty French oak. In the mouth the wine is immediately appealing with softly textured Cabernet Franc leading the way with its blue hues fruits, savoury sinew and delightfully peppery tannins.
Wine Rating: Silver – IWSC
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our ‘hottest’ block, a heat reflecting amphitheatre. Aromatically, Merlot contributes dark chocolate/mocha and plum; Cabernet Franc – violets, red currants and grapefruit; Cabernet Sauvignon – cedar, tobacco and cassis. The palate shows serious, sturdy, structural tannins cloaking the core pastille fruit made savoury by bay leaf, black olive and anise
Blend: Cabernet Franc 49%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%