Phil and Terry Horn have absolutely immersed themselves in a Hawke’s Bay life in wine ever since taking ownership of the 6ha, Gimblett Gravels icon Unison Vineyard in 2008. With the help of expert winemaker Jenny Dobson, they have elevated the quality of their reds to stratospheric levels. This ‘Rocky’ merlot cabernet blend follows the ‘Recovery’ and ‘Recession’ reds of the last decade, an easy-drinking, personality-packed, plum, prune and spice soaked wine that’ll be divine with classic shepherd’s pie.