Deep ruby-violet color perfumed with aromas of plums, ripe cherries and dried herbs with a hint of lavender. The rich and intense palate adds plum and herb flavors along with berries, spice, bittersweet chocolate and liquorice, followed by a long, lingering finish.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (4/1/13): "The Te Muna Road section of Martinborough is the same region exploited by Craggy Range and Escarpment, so Cobblestone’s American owners are in good company. Only the second release of this wine, the 2010 is a plush, sexy example, featuring a combination of fruity and savory components. Black cherry fruit pushes through complex notes of smoke, sous bois and shiitake mushrooms. Drink now–2020."
Pure Silver Medal, 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Silver Medal, 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2011 Hong Kong International Wine Competition
Pure Bronze Medal, 2011 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards / New Zealand Winegrowers
Just 700 cases produced.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.