85%
of 234
would buy again
85%
of 234
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

85% of 234

2019

Too early to tell

2017

84% of 285

2016

90% of 374

2015

88% of 497

2014

91% of 651

2013

85% of 1,209

Blindside Unconventional Margaret River Ripasso Merlot 2018

85%
of 234
would buy again
85%
of 234
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

85% of 234

2019

Too early to tell

2017

84% of 285

2016

90% of 374

2015

88% of 497

2014

91% of 651

2013

85% of 1,209

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Leconfield Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $25.00

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • The Lake House Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $24.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$23.99

Angels Angel Price

$15.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Leconfield Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $25.00

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • The Lake House Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $24.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$23.99

Angels Angel Price

$15.99

You save $8.00
Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Leconfield Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $25.00

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • The Lake House Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $24.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$23.99

Angels Angel Price

$15.99

Blindside Unconventional Margaret River Ripasso Merlot 2018

85%
of 234
would buy again
85%
of 234
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

85% of 234

2019

Too early to tell

2017

84% of 285

2016

90% of 374

2015

88% of 497

2014

91% of 651

2013

85% of 1,209

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Leconfield Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $25.00

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • The Lake House Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $24.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$23.99

Angels Angel Price

$15.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Leconfield Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $25.00

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • The Lake House Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $24.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$23.99

Angels Angel Price

$15.99

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About the wine

Big taste with a winemaking twist
  • Ri-who-so? Yes, you may not have heard of such a creature before. Ben's 2018 vintage of this classic Italian technique blends the old favourites Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz. Think of a luscious, easy drinking and rich drop, with a rustic tannin-based mouth feel to boot.
  • Ripasso refers to a winemaking method. Ben fermented scrumptious Margaret River juice with air dried Cabernet grape skins. Those grapes were ripened to sultanas for another wine, but with so much flavour left in their skins, they were perfect to add a kick to the Ripasso blend - they were 're-passed'.
  • Ben's maverick reputation is widespread in the Margaret River. His inventive and experimental skills deserve to reach a wide audience. Angels are able to snap up this boundary pushing Aussie take on an Italian winemaking tradition for under $16 - a win for Ben and a win for you!

Best before
Made to drink now, but will cellar well for 5-8 years nicely.

Serving advice
Open with good friends who are game for a unique experience!

Food match
Pizza! Perhaps your secret weapon spaghetti bolognese recipe. Then to finish..more pizza.

Blindside Unconventional Margaret River Ripasso Merlot 2018

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

Australia

Margaret River

Merlot

Big Red

13.5% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Ben Gould

  • Ben Gould is a winemaker from WA with over 20 vintages under his belt. He started out picking grapes and has done every level of job there is.

  • Named in the Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine in the best of the best for 2011, and Gourmet Traveller class of 2011 Top Ten. Max Allen went on to review as "... a swag of wines that blew me away".

  • His wines are sourced from both his own certified organic and biodynamic vineyards, plus other conventional vineyards across Western Australia.

  • Ben managed to fund his family’s most recent vineyard purchase in the Margaret River region with help from his own direct customers, plus Angel assistance and collective orders from Naked Wines.

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85% of 234 would buy it again
$15.99

2018

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