Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec 2014

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec this is a Clearview classic! A wonderful nose with a generous palate, warm and spicy with complex flavors of cassis and plum. Savory oak and long soft tannins finish this wine beautifully.

$40.60

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Accolades

 

5%
(light)
13.5%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
5.6
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.45
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
years
10
10+
years

Cellaring

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Malbec. Harvested from our Te Awanga vineyards, along with fruit from Gimblett Road. Crushed and de-stemmed in 2000 litre tanks, the fruit was cold macerated for 3 days and fermented with a mixture of wild and inoculated yeasts. Temperatures reached 89.6°F with a 4 hourly hand plunging and daily rack and returns. The wine spent 28 days undergoing extended maceration, before pressing to a mix of seasoned and new oak barriques for maturation.

Vintage
2014
Variety
Cabernet Merlot Blend
Color
Red
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Cork
Volume
750

Clearview Estate

We like Clearview’s stubbornness! Told the location was “too cold to grow wine grapes,” Tim & Helga plowed ahead. They rammed posts, ran wires, and lovingly trained the young vines to produce their first reds. Today, this much-loved family-owned and -operated estate are making sustainable, handmade wines that you’re sure to love.

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