Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc, Crossroads Winery

SKU: A9506112

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Award Winning Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc, Crossroads Winery

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Tasting Note

On the nose this is a classic Cabernet Franc with lifted fruit notes of blackcurrant and blackberry supported by warm spicy oak. The palate is full and fine with silky tannins that persist into a long elegant finish.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Warm & Spicy Red

  • Miles Dinneen

  • Crossroads

  • New Zealand

  • Hawkes Bay, North Island

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2012

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75

  • Screwcap

  • 13.5%

  • < 2g/l

  • 5.85 g/l

  • Yes

  • IWC 2014 Awards for Best New Zealand Red Wine 2012 vintage


The temperate 2012 vintage offered excellent conditions for ripening Cabernet Franc in Hawkes Bay. Clean and ripe fruit was harvested from low vigour vines on our Mere Rd vineyard in the Gimblett gravels sub region. This site has stony soils that grow naturally balanced vines, with small bunches and berries. Early crop regulation to one bunch per shoot, with 100% leaf removal in the fruit zone, maximised the potential for optimal ripeness.

Food Recomendation

Excellent match to roasted New Zealand lamb shanks rubbed in rosemary, with celeriac mash and Swiss chard.


  • A superlative offering from a small, carefully managed concern in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay, using grapes grown on the fabled, ancient Gimblett Gravels riverbed. Fresh, blackberry fruits, a touch of mint and some spice: satisfying and elegant. Goes well with all lighter roast meats.

    • The Independent
    • Terry Kirby

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The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
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Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.