Wines

Stonyridge Vineyard

Waiheke Island, North Island

2009 Larose

2009 Larose

Varietals: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc

Review: “The 2009 Larose is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. It has a very Bordeaux, Left Bank style nose with very good definition: blackberry, bilberry, a touch of black olive and tea leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannins and great clarity, though in its nascent stage it comes across very masculine and obdurate. The finish is beautifully delineated and the assertive grip suggests that the ’09 Larose will be one destined for the cellar. Drink 2012-2020.”  92-94 points, (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

$125 retail price per bottle

Available by the bottle at LCBO VINTAGES through the May, 2011 releases. Call VINTAGES to order your wine directly to your store of choice. Call 1.800.266.4764. LCBO #942201.