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Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Mineral and black currant greet the nose, followed by notes of sweet violets, cocoa, and burnt sugar oak spice. On the palate this is very ripe and rich, with a core of dense cassis fruit. While large-scaled, the balance here is very fine, with tannins that are slightly austere yet remain mostly shielded by the fruit’s density, giving this a crisp snap on the rather long finish that continues delivering fruit, spice and mineral notes right to the floral finale. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/09/2010

Mineral and black currant greet the nose, followed by notes of sweet violets, cocoa, and burnt sugar oak spice. On the palate this is very ripe and rich, with a core of dense cassis fruit. While large-scaled, the balance here is very fine, with tannins that are slightly austere yet remain mostly shielded by the fruit’s density, giving this a crisp snap on the rather long finish that continues delivering fruit, spice and mineral notes right to the floral finale. 92pts


Member Reviews for Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay

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Snooth User: Kevs
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/17/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Kelly Boyle
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/01/2011

Fantastic wine from one of the greatest winemakers in the world. Craggy Range only produces single vineyard wines which is unique for New Zealand. I love everything they produce.


Snooth User: Chris A82
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Vintage: 2002 08/28/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay

External Review
Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Craggy Range Sophia 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (19 Monate), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Hawkes BayWeingut: Craggy RangeRebsorte: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% MalbecRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Craggy Range Sophia 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (19 Monate), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Hawkes BayWeingut: Craggy RangeRebsorte: 62% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2005 09/02/2010

Very dark colour. Blackberry, cinnamon, sandalwood and oystershell like minerality mesh for an intense and complex aromaticprofi le. Layers of fi ne tannin lend tension to the opulent fruitflavours and provide the framework for the long and intensefinish.



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Tasting Notes:

Dark garnet coloured core with vivid crimson hues. Unctuous blackberry fruit is sprinkled with dried herb notes of wild thyme and rosemary plus a hint of vanilla. Layers of dusty fine tannin provide a savoury impression to match the currant flavours and long spicy finish.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.61
Sugar: 2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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