Redmetal Vineyards 2012 Merlot/Franc and Syrah

It’s an exciting time for Grant and Sue Edmonds as they begin to put the ‘Redmetal Vineyards’ brand back out there. I visited Redmetal in February 2012 and discussed developments with winemaker Nigel Davies (click here to read), and a major innovation was the impending release of a Syrah. The Syrah had first cropped in 2009, but the decision to give the vines some more time before bottling wine under the Redmetal label was made. Although 2012 was a cool and challenging vintage in Hawke’s Bay, producing lighter and approachable wines, the Edmonds and Davies have released a Syrah to partner the entry level Merlot/Franc blend to test the water. Here are my reviews of the wines, which are eminently drinkable and offer value. Both wines sport the ‘Bridge Pa Triangle’ wine district stickers.


  • Redmetal Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2012
  • Redmetal Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2012

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