2016 Craggy Range 'Sophia' Merlot Cabernet Franc

2016 Craggy Range 'Sophia' Merlot Cabernet Franc

98 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Craggy Range 'Sophia' Merlot Cabernet Franc
98 Points Bob Campbell MW

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The top Bordeaux Blend from market leaders, Craggy Range. Sophia. Here beautifully ripe but defined fruit along with spice/tobacco themes are knitted into a perfectly poised and fresh palate with deliciously refined, powdery tannins. As always they worked hard not to let grapes over-ripen, resulting in a serious wine that will decant beautifully at table in a couple of years – or age for many more.

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$115.00 in mixed 6+ or $130.00 per bottle



58% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 he was introduced to Steve Smith, MW. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand; the exceptional climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning - to select and source the best land in the country, and to plant the vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate. The winery - one of the most technically advanced ever built in New Zealand - is known for uncompromising standards and meticulous craftsmanship. The "Sophia" is produced entirely from their Gimblett Gravels Vineyard nestled on the right bank of the Ngaruroro River.

What The Critics Say

98/100 Bob Campbell MW
97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
95/10 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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