The Sadie wines are treasures. Eben Sadie makes wine in the ways I’d make wine. Treinspoor is something unique. I’d be shocked if anyone could call the grape blind though it makes sense after you think about it. Tinta Barocca is usually made for Port and you can draw the link to prune, plumb, raisins, spruce, and oak. Bone dry, fleshy tannins. — 3 years ago
Needs a long decant, ethereal wine for me! — 6 years ago
Syrah blend from South Africa's Swartland.
A wine for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Syrah fan who has everying. Go on. Give 'em this Syrah, Cinsault, and Tinta Barocca blend South Africa's Swartland region.
Sequillo is a Latin word meaning "an arid dry place of great purity." That pretty much sums up what's going on here. Syrah, Cinsault and Tinta Barocca grown in granite, gravel, slate and clay. Winemaker Eben Sadie makes sure you get all of it. The pulvarized minerals, smashed blue and purple flowers, forgotten spices burned deep in your memory. All with a streak of acidity cutting through a clear South African night sky like a rogue satelite. The wine is all muscle but doesent collapse under its own weight. Not top heavy. Perfectly balanced. It's the best wine from South Africa I've ever stuck my nose into.
I found it for $20/bottle. Could easily sell for $50. You can drink it now, you can lay it down, do whatever. Just cook up a big protein and do not miss this. — 7 years ago
This zin is so different from the other offerings. Mountain fruit, cab like it it's complexity and density.
Dusi 2016 was great, all the components were there.
Sadie upton 2016 had some tightness and even cinnamon. The 2015 was a big red fruited wine with tannin and acidity. Big mid palate.
The whitney tennessee was tad more elegant and less zin jam. Dogtown 15 was the jammiest of the wines I had today. Still good but more in your face. Rinaldi was rustic and solid. 2015 old vines is the value of the day. Tasting very nice right now, maybe the best of them all with it's viscosity and sweet fruit. — 4 years ago
Fresh Tempranillo from Rioja made by Bryan MacRobert, a young South African guy who has worked with the Sadie family. Restrained, mineral, fresh and with an interesting Atlantic profile. Great first effort. A name to follow in Rioja — 7 years ago