Balnaves ’’The Blend'' Red 2013 - Coonawarra, Australia
Varietals: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc
Dark red in color, this wine offers an intense nose with aromas of mulberry, wild blackberry and licorice combined with delicate, smoky French oak. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with a generous mouth-feel dominated by black fruit flavors and a touch of dried herbs. The Merlot component adds plushness while Cabernet provides the structure.
A small family owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. The initial vineyard plantings were commenced in 1975 and have now increased to 47 hectares. Although predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon the vineyard also includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Shiraz.