Region: Stellenbosch, RSA
Mick and Jeanine Craven met whilst lugging hoses in a Sonoma winery back in 2007. A relationship blossomed between the two, as did a shared passion for exploring the wide world of wine. Jeanine is South African, Mick is an Aussie; together they've made they've made their home in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
A couple of weeks on skins, from Stellenbosch, from family Craven. Lighter shade of red. Good gear from this producer. Juicy, joyous red of crunch and chew, light and fresh in style, dusted with spice, draped in crisp, red berry fruit character. Has a lot of mojo. A touch of fruity sweetness in the mix but mostly tart, bright and fresh is the message, oh, and with fantastic tannins. Such a pleasing, charismatic wine but doesn’t forget to be a touch fancy too. - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front