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Stonecroft 2014 Ruhanui

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Crafted by Stonecroft, the 2014 Ruhanui is a distinguished wine that showcases the essence of New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay region. This exquisite red blend is a harmonious marriage of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc grapes, resulting in a complex and elegant flavor profile. The wine exudes aromas of dark berries, cedar, and subtle hints of spice, leading to a palate that boasts rich layers of blackcurrant, plum, and earthy undertones. With well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish, the Stonecroft 2014 Ruhanui is a true expression of craftsmanship and terroir.

This vintage embodies the meticulous attention to detail that Stonecroft is renowned for, with each sip reflecting the winery’s commitment to quality and tradition. The 2014 Ruhanui strikes a perfect balance between fruit-forward notes and structural complexity, making it an ideal choice for both casual enjoyment and special occasions alike. Whether savored on its own or paired with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or aged cheeses, this wine promises a sensory journey that captures the essence of Hawke’s Bay in every glass.

2014 Ruhanui is with a Screw cap closure by Stonecroft.

Specifications

Wine Vybe Icon Producer Stonecroft
Wine Vybe Icon Blend Cabernet Merlot
Wine Vybe Icon Alcohol bv 13.5%
Wine Vybe Icon Closure Screw cap
Wine Vybe Icon MPN # WVB-114629
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Wine Variety | Wine Vybe

Merlot Wines

Merlot is a red grape variety widely grown around the world, particularly in the Bordeaux region of France, as well as in the United States, Italy, and Chile. It produces medium to full-bodied wines with soft tannins and flavors of dark fruit, such as plum and blackberry, along with notes of chocolate and herbs. The ABV for Merlot wines typically ranges from 13-15%. Its popularity is due to its smooth, approachable profile and versatility in blending.

The varied soils and climates of regions where Merlot is grown allow the grape to develop a range of expressions, from fruity and accessible to more structured and age-worthy. Merlot is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties to add softness and complexity. Its adaptability and consistent quality have made it a favorite among winemakers and consumers, ensuring its place as one of the world's most popular red grape varieties.

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