• I have to talk to you about Cabernet Sauvignon 2020! (our Generation Cabernet 2020) I posted this image at harvest in 2020, the grapes arrived bang on the arrival of Covid to New Zealand, it was an incredibly emotional time for everyone, for us were entering a new phase where our oldest Son Johnny had decided to take a gap year to learn about what we do at Passage Rock, turns out we all had a gap year, anyhow the most delicious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes arrived on this day in March and they tasted like the most incredible grapes I have had, punchy sweet aromatic, thick skins and tiny berries. physics dictates 25% reduction in diameter of the berries massively increases the skin to juice ratio (sorry I cant work this one out) but i guess some of you can. Anyway due to these immaculate grapes and these incredible circumstances we have created a new wine. The Generation Cabernet 2020. This Gap Year caused by Covid meant we had multiple inter generational bubbles working at Passage Rock looking after our vineyards property and wine, it was a place of no inter mingling, no shared equipment and always a 2 meter separation. it was a beautiful time of families sticking together to hold it together and we are incredibly proud of the magic that happened as a result. The Generation Cabernet is unapologetic-ally concentrated, Rich, dark, intense,smooth and intriguing, I believe this is possibly the best wine we will ever release from Passage Rock, and we dont care if it takes a generation to sell it either as its made to last and will really only come around once in a generation. Get ready for it $175 a bottle or 750 ml $350 for a magnum 1500ml (limited release 200 bottles) Subscribers can buy at our very special rate til end of August $150 a bottle $300 a Magnum
  • Our New Vintage Sisters 2020 Gold Medal NZIWS
  • Wild yeast and lees contact adds complexity and depth. White florals, lime citrus, crème brulee and poached nectarine.
  • Our 6 top barrels parade in this textural, dense wine. Licorice and blackberry . Red mulberry, cinnamon and porcini mushroom. Syrah, Montelpulciano, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
  • Grown exclusively at our Waiheke vineyard this wine has aromas of lime, guava. Tropical hints of pineapple on the palate elegant and refreshing. gentle acidity.
  • Waiheke Syrah from the islands oldest vines. A From the great 2019 Vintage this Syrah is dark dense and delicious,
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