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Clearview Estate Old Olive Block Blend

Clearview Estate
$44.95
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionHawke's Bay
Alcohol Level
Country
New Zealand
SubregionHawke's Bay
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GrapesCabernet SauvignonMerlotMalbec
Wine Description:
Clearview Estate Old Olive Block Blend is a premium wine produced by Clearview Estate Winery, a renowned winery located in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. The wine is made from grapes grown in the Old Olive Block vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and ideal growing conditions. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a rich and full-bodied blend, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of oak. It is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts who appreciate the art of winemaking and the unique flavors of New Zealand wines. Read more
Pros:
  • This Clearview Estate Old Olive Block Blend is an excellent New Zealand white wine blend that offers a great balance between fresh fruit, herbal notes, and a creamy texture. The blend consists of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier, which are all known for their bright, acidic flavors. This balanced blend makes for a perfect pairing with light seafood dishes and salads
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Cons:
  • The Clearview Estate Old Olive Block Blend is a bit too acidic for some palates, and it may not pair well with heavier, richer dishes. - Additionally, the blend is quite complex, which can be off-putting to some wine drinkers who prefer simpler wines
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Wine Expert Note:

This full-bodied blend from Clearview Estate’s Old Olive Block is an intense and complex wine. The nose offers aromas of ripe dark plum, blackberry, and cassis, accented by dried herbs and a hint of pepper. On the palate, lush flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, and cassis mingle with notes of earth and tobacco, leading to a long and elegant finish. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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