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Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

By: Villa Maria Wines
Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009
Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009
This image courtesy of villamariawine.com

Rating91

Price$35.00

Vintage2009

AppellationHawkes Bay, Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand

WineryVilla Maria

Alcohol13.50%

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed Wine

Aging ProgramBarrel aged 20 months in French oak (40% new)

Oak OriginFrench

Blend75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Total Acidity5.80 g/L

pH3.80

The Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009 is a luxurious red wine, full of deep fruit flavors and aromas. A dark purple in the glass, the nose shows tight layers of red plum and cassis, with roasted coffee beans, dried thyme, and cedar spice. The palate is full-flavored and smooth, with nicely integrated tannins and oak. This wine will cellar well through 2022.
 
Enjoy this wine with a variety of robust meals. It will pair well with red meat dishes, roasts, and other hearty foods.

Taste SummaryCedar, Coffee, Plum

Wine QualitiesHerbal, Rich

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