95 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
94 POINTS | James Suckling
Sophia is Craggy's flagship Merlot dominant blend; a refined and elegant hand-crafted wine with a huge reputation both within New Zealand and abroad. 2021 was an excellent vintage in the Gimblett Gravels and this is a vibrant expression with plum and cassis flavours underpinned with fine oak and a perfectly handled line of fresh acidity. Truly sublime.
83% Merlot &17% Cabernet Franc.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Merlot with muscle and power, CF with finesse and charm. Delicious, ripe, fresh, aromatic. Great tannins, acidity and length. A wine that needs time, would love to see again in 2-3 years."