South Africa

Beyond Ordinary

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Exceptional for $15 Conplex, medium bodied wine. On the nose I get violets, lavender, and leather. Wine takes a complete turn with leather, tobacco, and bell pepper. Delicious on it's own, or carne asada or steak. Something with spice. Not the best wine in the world but an amazing value for $15 — 2 days ago

Backsberg

Chenin Blanc 2017

Sea grassy Saivignon Blanc nose. Slight sweetness of Alcase Riesling with Jasmine flowers and salty lemon. Elegant and refined. Lovely yet lively sipper on a cool breezy evening. Truly classy and pure through and through. A great finisher for an evening of high life loving white blends. — 20 days ago

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Eikendal Vineyards

Cuvee Rouge Shiraz Petit Verdot Blend 2015

Gift from Miles. Light and tasty table wine for summer. — 8 days ago

Thorne & Daughters

Rocking Horse Cape White 2013

Lovely blend. As it opens a band of smooth runny caramel hits the back which is also present on nose. Bit of lemon / citrus peel. Has an edge but also a waxy finish so is tremendous value — 10 days ago

Carmen Stevens

Red Blend 2017

This South African Bordeaux style blend is full-bodied and chewy. It is fruit forward, with black cherry and dark chocolate flavors. It has a bit of graphite to the dusty finish. — 5 days ago

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Cape of Good Hope Wine Co

Natte Valleij Cinsault 2016

I really like this one!!! Jennifer didn’t like the color or the nose but I disagree. The color is very light and the nose is quite pleasant. Very similar to a Pinot Noir. — 15 days ago

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Testalonga

Baby Bandito Keep On Punching Swartland Chenin Blanc 2017

Testalonga or “long face” is legendary Italian orange wine producer Perrinos nickname. Baby Bandito is Chenin from 46 year old vines in granite soil. Whole cluster, unfiltered. A beautiful gold colour with a delightful nose of baked pineapple, honeysuckle and marzipan. Perfectly balanced with a surprising palate of peaches, pomelo and honey. Deep minerality confirming the old vines. Paired with roasted chicken and vegetables. I really loved this wine. — 8 days ago

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Trixie

Cheers! Fabulous review and photo. I enjoyed reading your description.
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@Shawn Thompson Shawn Good wine and interesting background in your review Cheers 🍷
Kristie M. Connor

Kristie M. Connor

Delicious!

Boetie Van Reenen

Flotsam & Jetsam Stalwart Cinsault

Perfect with chimachuri tip steak. Salty minerals with red citrus nose — 5 days ago

Craven Wines

Clairette Blanche Stellenbosch White Blend 2017

Celebrating Father’s Day with my first Clairette Blanche. Beautiful honey golden colour, hazy and unfiltered. Nose is caramelized honey & apples, slightly floral. Well balanced with just enough acidity to keep it interesting. The palate is a bit funky with flavours of quince, baked pineapple and blue cheese. Truly remarkable. Paired with bbq chicken thighs, grilled scallions and arugula salad with strawberries. — 17 hours ago

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@Shawn Thompson looks like you had a wonderful Father’s Day at the lake Cheers 🍷
Trixie

Trixie

Another fine review and photo. Nice hearing you had a good Father's day.

Duncan Savage

Western Cape Red Blend 2016

Marked by a magic touch from one of South Africa’s “it-producers”; Duncan Savage. The 16 Savage Red is a Syrah based (81%) southern Rhône blend, large oak and plenty of love, hands off spot on is the recipe and the result is wonderful; Dense and concentrated fruit profile, with savory notes of cured meat and a granite like minerality. Drinks well already, but there is more to come int this one. — 12 days ago

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