Passage Rock Generation Cabernet 2020 750 ml 1st Place Cuisine Bordeaux varietal tasting June 2022
I have to talk to you about Cabernet Sauvignon 2020! (our Generation Cabernet 2020)
I posted this image at harvest in 2020, the grapes arrived bang on the arrival of Covid to New Zealand, it was an incredibly emotional time for everyone, for us were entering a new phase where our oldest Son Johnny had decided to take a gap year to learn about what we do at Passage Rock, turns out we all had a gap year, anyhow the most delicious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes arrived on this day in March and they tasted like the most incredible grapes I have had, punchy sweet aromatic, thick skins and tiny berries. physics dictates 25% reduction in diameter of the berries massively increases the skin to juice ratio (sorry I cant work this one out) but i guess some of you can.
Anyway due to these immaculate grapes and these incredible circumstances we have created a new wine. The Generation Cabernet 2020.
This Gap Year caused by Covid meant we had multiple inter generational bubbles working at Passage Rock looking after our vineyards property and wine, it was a place of no inter mingling, no shared equipment and always a 2 meter separation. it was a beautiful time of families sticking together to hold it together and we are incredibly proud of the magic that happened as a result.
The Generation Cabernet is unapologetic-ally concentrated, Rich, dark, intense,smooth and intriguing, I believe this is possibly the best wine we will ever release from Passage Rock, and we dont care if it takes a generation to sell it either as its made to last and will really only come around once in a generation.
Get ready for it
$210 a bottle 750 ml
$400 for a magnum 1500ml (limited release 200 bottles)
2020 Generation Cabernet Sauvignon. There are no words to explain how much I love this wine. When these grapes were picked they were perfect, the berries were small and black, pearl like, it was the first harvest with the whole family working in the winery and on Harvest Day I had tears of joy and sadness as the whole Covid pandemic was surfacing and we could see that we didn't know what would happen next.
This wine is now gathering accolades
5 stars Cuisine and first place in the Bordeaux varietal tasting.
5 stars Bob Campbell
96 points wine folio
95 points James Suckling
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