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CRAGGY RANGE SOPHIA MERLOT / FRANC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019

5 Stars
97 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS
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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon

$125.00 elsewhere $145.00

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"A refined and elegant hand-crafted Merlot dominant blend that represents both the vigneron’s art and inherent understanding of the land, ensuring ‘Sophia’ is the finest expression of the terroir and the people. ‘Sophia’, meaning ‘wisdom’ in greek mythology, pays tribute to the goddess of knowledge and experience, information and understanding – a philosophy adopted by our winemakers and viticulturists when creating this wine.

Deep dark red. The perfume is intoxicating with ripe blueberry overlaying cinnamon, brioche and a hint of leafy varietal lingering in the background. The palate sits upright and all-encompassing. Tannins are long and silky, flavour concentrated and ripe, the finish endless – the hallmarks of one of the great Sophia’s."


5 Stars, 97/100 & #1 Rated 2019 NZ Merlot Blend, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon from Gimblett Gravels. Supremely elegant wine with an array of dark berry and spice flavours. A youthful wine from a top vintage and with masses of cellaring potential. This really is a classic."


Rated Outstanding & 96/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Deep hues of purple and ruby with a complex and inviting bouquet of black currant and cassis, blackberry and spiced dark plums, smoky spicy barrel scents and concentrated violet and stony soils back bone. On the palate – very youthful and with excellent potential, a wine that needs cellar time to bring all the attributes together. A firm texture from fruit and wood tannins, plenty of fresh wood with spices and nut flavours, clove and toast. The core of this wine is the concentration of fruit flavours – all reflecting the bouquet and leading to a lengthy finish. This wine needs time and will reward those who can wait. Best drinking from 2025 through 2035+. Decant for service before then and enjoy with food.


95/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Espresso, chocolate, plum, pencil shavings, pepper, violet and black fruit. Fleshy, black fruit and coffee, earthy feel to it, ripe and silty tannin, dense and savoury, good amount of chew and black olive flavour on a long and firm finish. Modern right bank style by way of Hawkes Bay."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it 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 (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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    December 24, 2019

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    June 21, 2020

    5 star review  Lovely selection of different wines. Always find something interesting to try!

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    March 19, 2020
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    December 28, 2019

    5 star review  In business for 26, this is a fascinating wine emporium. The selection is truly surprising.

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    November 4, 2019

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    November 10, 2019
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    September 8, 2020

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    October 30, 2018
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    September 24, 2020

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    December 23, 2019
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    June 12, 2020

    5 star review  By far the best wine shop in Christchurch. The staff is exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable.

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    May 1, 2021

    5 star review  Love the selection and help they offer to people like myself with less expertise. These guys are experts and their product, service and selection is some of the best in town.

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    September 3, 2019
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    December 21, 2020
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    November 20, 2018

    5 star review  Solid selection of wines at good prices. Friendly service too.

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    April 11, 2021

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    May 6, 2021
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    October 12, 2020

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    January 11, 2020
  • 5 star review  Best wine retailer in Christchurch. Awesome selection and when they special the wine you know that it is good value. They don't offload the bulk stuff

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    December 19, 2018

    5 star review  I've just ordered online for a friend in another city and I was impressed with the ease of use on the website. Wines are listed with excellent information on tasting notes and professional reviews, as well as being well categorised for easy search. I also called the store with a query about ordering online and they were so incredibly helpful and friendly on the phone. Highly recommend

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    February 24, 2021

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    November 13, 2019
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    November 18, 2019

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    January 21, 2021

    5 star review  Best wine shop in Christchurch! Caters to all tastes and budgets. Be prepared to spend a while in this store as the options are endless. The staff are very knowledgeable and their recommendations/reviews are spot on. I do not bother buying wine from anywhere else and if i'm in a rush - simply order it online. 10/10

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