Villa Maria Cellar Select Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Marlborough, New Zealand

$14.49
Item No. 28499
  • red wine
  • WE87
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine has excellent depth of bright red colour. The nose has ripe berryfruit flavours and subtle spicy oak tones. The palate is full of berryfruit flavours and is full flavoured with soft tannins.

Food Match: Beef, lamb, game, rich tomato based pasta dishes, strong hard cheeses, and chocolate cake.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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In 1960, George Fistonich, the son of a Croatian immigrant, founded Villa Maria in Mangere, Auckland. Voted New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year in 1993, George is today the managing director of the Villa Maria Group, which also includes Vidal and Esk Valley Wineries, together forming the third largest wine company in New Zealand. Winemaker Michelle Richardson has been with...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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