South Africa

Wagner Family of Wines

Voyage 4 Red Schooner 2015

Though Caymus isn't on the front label, you can tell this is theirs by the style of the wine. Caymus purchases the Malbec grapes from Mendoza, ships them chilled to their winery in Napa, and creates each under a different voyage number.

Super dark in the glass. The nose is full of ripe cherries, plums and baking spices. Typical Malbec notes of earthy dark chocolate, and the signature Caymus texture and vanilla on the palate. The finish is very full of fruit concentrate. If someone told me they had recently squeezed fresh blackberries in to this, I would believe it. My wife pulled a random bottle out to pair with our grilled bacon wrapped pork medallions. I think the pairing helped and pushed this to be a 9.
— 16 days ago

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Eric S

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You wrap that pork yourself? You’re a butcher if you did.
Shay Aldriedge

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@Eric S : I can't take credit for those bad boys. I am most definitely no butcher! Happy to report that they were grilled to perfection though 😎. The food out-shined the wine 🤷🏼‍♂️
Eric S

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At the end of the day what’s important is what goes on the plate lol. Grilling anything wrapped in bacon takes game so kudos to you @Shay Aldriedge !

Wagner Family of Wines

Voyage 2 Red Schooner Malbec

Very good. Dry and full bodied. Ready to drink right out of the bottle. — 12 days ago

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Bosman Family Vineyards

De Bos Chenin Blanc 2016

Happy 4 Years Corkscrew Wine! — 14 hours ago

Neil Ellis

Groenekloof Shiraz 2013

Gott. Balanserat. Inte tanniner.
Vi drack det samtidigt som chilenska Montes cabernet sauvignon.
Detta var mjukare och godare.
— 18 days ago

Rustenberg

Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Greg Ballington
9.2

Stunning find in Pennsylvania a couple months ago. If you guys do not know about the Peter Barlow bottling it is a part of Rustenberg's site specific bottlings. This is made up of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 24 months in 64% new French oak barrels.
Super dark ruby core with garnet edges. Really stinky with some dirty cellar notes and South African funk on the nose. A bit of bacon, mushrooms and forest floor too. Balanced acidity with medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Layered palate with tons of earthiness and dark berries. A touch green in the undertone. Long and dry finish. Drink till 2023.
— 15 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Thabiso Mohohlo

Thabiso Mohohlo

A great find indeed

Amaranta

Pinotage

.Нос яркий, после такого ожидаешь продолжение во вкусе.
Тело пустое, с аэрацией насыщается и начинать отдавать дубовые и ягодные ноты.
за 300 рублей ожидать большего, недальновидно.
Отличный пример every day wine. Бокал за ужином с красным мясом или сыром (с гаудой прекрасно).
— 10 days ago

BLANKbottle

Orbitoffrontal Cortex White Blend

Elaborate, super luxurious, genuinely special. Lemon pith + peel, beeswax, white peach. Nice long length. I wish I could drink this all the time. 🏆✨ — 10 days ago

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Essay

Chenin Blanc with a touch of Viognier

Enjoyed this 10/14/17 at Lemongrass II, Annapolis, with Red Curry w Duck. — 2 days ago

Crystallum

Clay Shales Chardonnay 2016

Crystallum, a premium brand by the Finlayssons. The clay shales chard from Hemel-en-Aarde is a great example of exactly what we want to see from South Africa. An athletic but well defined Chardonnay with plenty of finesse. Great quality fruit and smart winemaking in terms of oak and MLF is bringing an intense, layered and complex wine. An Intense and fresh palate with a long finish. Did you say Burgundy? If so I am all ears — 11 days ago

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Six Hats

Sauvignon Blanc

Smoother than many Sauvignon Blanc. Extremely drinkable! — 14 days ago