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2013 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot/Cab Sauv/Malbec Hawkes Bay, NZ

$24.99 $14.99

Regular Price $24.99

Bacchus Price $14.99

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Product Description

Bacchus recently sat down with a bunch of open bottles and began the tedious task of separating the wheat from the chaff.

 

Here he came across one lonely bottle that was such a welcome surprise he quickly peeled off a sheet of papyrus and began inking out words of splendor while still holding the wine in his mouth.

 

And this is the reason today’s Bacchus offer is the 2013 Villa Marie Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec blend form Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

 

A few quizzical emotes might be sparking in your brain right now – lush red wine, from New Zealand, a Bordeaux Blend no less? And from 2013??

 

Yes to all and for all valid and obvious reasons. We always think of New Zealand as the home of new age Sauvignon Blanc – but what other famous wine region also produces worthy Sauvignon Blanc AND red wine? If you said Bordeaux you would be correct – Bordeaux Blanc draws nearly as much excitement as its red brethren.

 

Hawkes Bay is situated on an appellation on the East Side of New Zealand, which happens to provide similar soils, similar climate and similar grape varietals as Bordeaux. Don’t fall asleep on wines from Hawkes Bay because they bring the thunder when it counts. This red is a winning formula for many Merlot-based Bordeaux, laden with smaller parts of Cab and Malbec.

Today’s wine is every bit as tasty as a higher priced Right Bank Bordeaux. Full of deep, dark aromas and flavors, the Villa Maria is a wine to savor. Inviting aromas of dark berries, violets, and dried herbs lead into a smooth palate. This wine is nicely balanced, has a supple texture, and shows beautifully integrated tannins.

 

What makes this wine intense and age worthy is the oak. Barrel-aged for a full 18 months prior to bottling, the wine undergoes malo and a softening of the tannic structure to a buttery drinkability, releasing bursts of fruit.

 

The wine has aged well and as we prefer, we let someone else age it for us, on their dime, and we just stand at the ready when they need to move to us.

We bought all that was left.

 

2013 Villa Maria Cellar Selection

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec Hawkes Bay

regular price $24.99

On Sale $14.99

Run, don’t walk to get this one