Two Mountain uses French oak (very little new) and looks for freshness and balance in the grapes rather than overt ripeness. Using predominantly Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet and Merlot), the Two Mountain wines offer just the right amounts of fruit and earth to appeal to both New and Old World wine drinkers. There is certainly enough acidity to allow the wines to work well at the table. The bottom line is that estate-grown and bottled wines of this caliber – particularly Cabernet-based ones – do not come at this price very often.
The Hidden Horse Blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and splashes of Syrah and Malbec
– all from Estate vineyards. It is aged in a mixture of French and American oak barrels (20% new) for nearly 16 months. It’s a stunning value that can compete on the world stage. We’d love you to do some blind comparisons with wines twice or even three times the price. The Rawns have taken special care to show their non-interventionist winemaking and artisanal sensibilities. Two Mountain is not a big production house. There are just 4,000 cases of the Hidden Horse and all the vineyards are on track to become certified Salmon Safe and Live Certified sustainable.