This is our eighth vintage of Phobia, and it has been one of our most popular wines since inception. This release is a blend of 40% Syrah and 60% Merlot. The Syrah was sourced from nearby Maple Leaf & Artemisia Vineyards, while the Merlot is from our own Estate. Medium to full body; aromatic, with soft tannins and a touch of pepper. Barrel aged 17 months. Plum, cassis and cherry flavours with a long finish. Pair with lamb, barbeque, pizza, pasta or hamburgers. Can be aged to further soften and enable the aromas to fully develop. Production of 300 cases this year.
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“This is 50% each of Syrah and Merlot, barrel-aged for 17 months. It begins with aromas of dark cherry and black pepper, leading to flavours of raspberry and black currant with a hint of black pepper. The wine has long ripe tannins. 91.” – John Schreiner