Craggy Range 'Sophia', Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke's BayCraggy Range Sophia 2013 $72.95 ★★★★★

This rose and cedar-scented red is a blend of 62% merlot, 19% cabernet sauvignon, 18% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Juicy and concentrated, this wine offers exotic aromas of bitter cocoa, sun-dried herbs and dense, dark berry fruit. There’s also an instant hit of warmth and woodsmoke, graphite, black olive and soy, as well as it carrying the classic ‘dusty’ Gimblett Gravels tannins.  Lovely.