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  • Lip-smacking sweet berry & smokey truffle flavours.
  • From a hands on, family owned & operated winery just out of Napier.
  • A delicious balance between fresh fruit acidity & oaken tannins.

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Enticingly smokey plum and raspberry aromas, with hints of potpourri and spearmint.
Palate Generous amounts of sweet, juicy raspberry and plum, with subtle hints of truffle and a smokey oak tannin.
Food Pairing Lamb cutlets & winter mushrooms.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Family owned land for over 100 years and planted on rescued land in the early 1980's. Made up of approximately 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Malbec, 33% Merlot with a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Variety Cabernet Blend
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French & American
Vintage 2015
Region Esk Valley
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Crab Farm Winery
Crab Farm Winery is a boutique family owned and operated winery and restaurant located just out of Napier in Bay View. Established in 1987 they offer a wide range of wines all grown on their three vineyards located throughout Hawkes Bay.
The vineyard grows on a site of river metal silt and ex-marine muds. Before the 1931 earthquake, more than half of this area was under estuary tidal waters. This huge natural disaster raised Crab Farm by 9 feet. The opportunity to grow grapes on this site 50 years later was taken up by James and Hamish Jardine.
Crab Farm Reserve Merlot 2004 won a Gold Medal at the Royal Easter Wine Show 2006.
Esk Valley


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