Horst and Wendy Hillerich reside in quite possibly New Zealand’s cutest little winery deep inside the Karangahake gorge, high above the Ohinemuri River. Horst sources fruit from different regions for his wines and this blend of cabernet franc, pinotage and merlot is on the herbal end of the spectrum, so prepare for menthol, spearmint and leafy lean-ness and elastic tannins.  There’s some dark berry concentration in the background, so maybe another year or two in the bottle may flesh this out somewhat.