Iona Merlot-Cabernet 2004

Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 91077
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Winemaker's Notes

A supple and elegant blend with exuberant dark berry fruits, good natural acidity and wellintegrated, balanced oak. Classic and refined in style. Iona's red wines are produced in limited quantities and the cool climate results in wines that are more Bordeaux in style than New World have beautifully balanced acids and red fruits.

Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

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(9/29/2010)
A deep leathery quality for a mild to medium bodied wine. The smoked cherry-tobacco flavor was almost overpowering. May improve with some air time.
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Learn About Iona

In 1997 Andrew Gunn, an engineer by training, bought land in the Kogelberg overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Elgin, South Africa. After purchasing the farm, Gunn began examining the climate"s history and determined that the conditions on the 420m high mountain plateau were similar to those in the famed Bordeaux region. Named after a Scottish island, Iona"s altitude and cool...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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