Vilafonté

Vilafonté

Seriously Old Dirt Merlot Blend 2019

Amazing Cabernet. It’s rich, spicy, and lush. — 7 months ago

Vilafonté

Paserene Red Blend

Excellent - complex but easy to drink — 6 years ago

Lauren Brander
with Lauren

Vilafonté

Series M Red Blend 2016

David T
9.3

The nose reveals; sweet vanillin, ripe, blackberries, dark cherries, floral blueberries, creamy, blackberries & black plum skin. Black licorice notes, granitic soils, light tobacco leaf, dry stone, light fresh herb notes, dry brush, soft leather with fresh red/blue and violet flowers.

The entry is ripe and juicy and evolves into big, dry, powdery tannins with deep, dark spice that sets on the palate with heat. Ripe, blackberries, dark cherries, floral blueberries, creamy, blackberries, black & plum skin. Black licorice notes, vanillin, granitic soils, light tobacco leaf, dry stone, light fresh herb notes, dry brush, soft leather with fresh red/blue and violet flowers. The acidity is like rainfall. The elegant, ripe, lush, polished, well balanced finish is delicious. Very luxurious mouthfeel.

Photos of; their vineyard during harvest, the granite soil structure of their vineyard, Our host, Sophia Hawkins and their Cellar Door facilities.
— 3 years ago

Sofia, P and 14 others liked this

Vilafonté

Series C Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Christy Canterbury MW
9.7

V possibly the most exciting #Bordeaux blend I've ever tasted from #SouthAfrica via @vilafonte @bollewbroadbent — 8 years ago

Kirill, Fabien and 3 others liked this

Aperture

Oliver's Vineyrard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington
9.2

Last of the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings we tasted at Aperture Cellars with Lauren. Dark purplish ruby red. Ripe red berries on the nose with some spices, perfume and a touch earthy. Medium tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A bit of heat on the palate with some cassis, black cherries and spices. Not as vast as the Del Rio with a touch of dark cocoa. Needs some time to pull itself together. Dry and gravelly long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2030. (92+)

This is made up of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc from the Oliver Ranch Vineyard and cultivated by Phil Freese. Who actually does another one of our favorites - Vilafonté in South Africa.


First stop on our very first trip to Sonoma, and we were not dissappointed. The wines made by Jesse Katz have a ton of finesse, power and character. Definitely a winery for any wine lover or collector to have on their radar. Stay tuned for some exciting new wines coming out in the 2017 vintage, possibly an old vine Zinfandel. Also a must visit for art and photography lovers.
— 4 years ago

India Okoh
with India
Severn, Jo and 12 others liked this