Born of the sea, Guided by the stars, Blessed by the earth

Raka Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Tanya Rousseau
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.57 %vol
pH - 3.44
RS - 2.40 g/l
Total Acid - 6.20 g/l
Appellation - Coastal


Type - Red
Style - Dry


Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
Platter 2004 and 2005 - 3 Stars
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze

Tasting Notes

This is a blend of stylish complexity. The nose offers red berries, with hints of cassis and chocolate/toffee overtones. The palate reveals subtle flavors and approachable tannins.

Ageing Potential

Great now or within 3 to 5 years.

Blend Information

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked into lug boxes.

In The Cellar

Pre cooled to 5ºC. Cold soaked for 3 days. 14 months in French Oak.
Bottling date: 8 May 2003

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Raka Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2002 Tanya Rousseau Cabernet Sauvignon
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