South Bend Wines

Thorne & Daughters

Snakes & Ladders Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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The 2019 Snakes & Ladders consists of Sauvignon Blanc from the Citrusdal Mountains. It has a potent bell pepper and gooseberry nose that maybe lacks the complexity of John Seccombe’s Chenins. The palate is well balanced with good weight. Bitter lemon, orange peel and light saline notes define the finish. This is a fine Sauvignon Blanc that should drink well for 3–6 years. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)
— 4 days ago

Allan Scott

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Alder Yarrow

I tend to agree with my buddy Matt Kramer who maintains that the single most reliably tasty wine in the world is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. What that means to me is if you buy a bottle for $15 - $25 you almost always are going to get something that a) tastes like you expect it to and b) is delicious (assuming you like the way that NZ Savvy tastes). This here bottle is no exception to that rule with its passionfruit, green apple, and cut grass aromas and more of the same delicious green fruit flavors on the palate. The finish is all kiwi fruit and green apple and the acidity bright and mouthwatering. This was a press sample. — 6 days ago

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Little Wine #9 Syrah

A showstopper, an act impeccable concentration with a finish that goes on forever and ever and ever.
The Little Wine #9 is a vintage blend that range from 2015 to 2019. Drop dead gorgeous and absolutely outstanding. One of those wine that takes your breath away.
Day two and it’s reached it’s climax, like hearing Pavarotti breaking loose for all he’s worth.
I wish there was more..

..👃Pronounced intense, very concentrated aromas with a layered complexity that is driven by sun drenched and generous fruit but with plenty of tension. Blackberries and bramble-like strawberry fruit. A perfumed lift with plenty of floral aromas, violet and roses followed by fresh herbs, sweet licorice, raw meat and a warm stone foundation.
👅A deep fruit intensity drives the palate and is balanced by a fresh acidity. Plenty of round tannins brings further structure and is completely balanced and almost totally masked by the concentrated palate. An expansive compexity that opens up with sweet licorice, blue flowers and plentiful of very concentrated ripe dark fruit, over a stone-like base note. Muscular yet graceful impact and full attention on the mid palate through a long and complete finish.
— 18 hours ago

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Van Loveren

Myrtle Grove Pinot Grigio 2020

Lemon on the nose. Fuzzy... Mineral too... Honeydew... On the palate, more lemon and stones... Really, really lightweight... Took us a while to get into this one after starting with a higher bodied wine this afternoon... Really though, this is quite pleasant... Going back to the nose, a honeysuckle is now evident... Faint orange blossom too... I really like it. — 35 minutes ago

Anita Beishuizen
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Ashton Winery

Pinotage 2018

Na verdade é um pinotage. A cor já não é tão vibrante e já puxando para uma tonalidade de terra. Tem um bom corpo na taça. Um vinho bem aromático, lembra flores e frutas. O sabor é bem diferente, agradável, com bom rastro. Sente-se o álcool mais na garganta do que na boca, e não parece tão denso. — 8 days ago

Clarendon Hills

Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah 2006

Pulled from my cellar where is has rested since release. This is a carnival of characters with dark fruit, teriyaki, bacon fat, olive tapenade, moist forest floor, hollowed out decomposing log, leather, coco, and coffee. Tannic still with plenty of acid; the finish is as long as the day. Our assessment, considering the abundant secondary characteristics, that this was on the decline and opening now was a bit of a fortuitous save. And while I don’t disagree that now is the time to drink these wines, Day 2 was noticeable brighter with fresher blue fruits and structure even more pronounced. Overall conclusion, these are far from going dead anytime soon but why wait? This was a fabulous bottle and I’m so pleased we were able to share with a dear friend. — 10 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Choosing the right time to open is always exciting 🙏


Pinot Noir 2015

Like the Chardonnay I found this lacking character and came as a disappointment after enjoying the Lismore reds - I’ll stick to them going forward. — 2 days ago

Thorne & Daughters

Paper Kite Cape of Good Hope Old Vine Sémillon 2019

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The 2019 Paper Kite expresses the old-vine Sémillon with great clarity, presenting dried honey, walnut, touches of almond and a subtle smoky scent. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. More of a textural Sémillon than one of conspicuous flavors. Slightly resinous on the finish. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)
— 4 days ago


The Boxer Shiraz 2018

Bold brambly fruit up front with some cocoa powder notes. A punch of black pepper and a smooth but grippy finish. Really nice everyday Aussie Shiraz. Costco price nice, too. — 5 days ago

Heather Dillaway
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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, we're still working through our stash of 2006 vintage.
Jason Brater

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@Severn Goodwin ooh I bet that 06 is real nice right now!
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Yeah, can't remember if we're down to just 1 or maybe 2 btls left. Last one was about 6mo ago and was doing great.

Roberto Henriquez

Molino del Ciego Sémillon 2019

I love wines from Chile because I never have a clue what to expect - oddball notes and new combinations of smells and tastes.

Molina del Ciego is Chilean Semillon and smells like soft Peachie O’s and sour tangerine Tang powder. Swerve to minty menthol and white pepper. Big orange tannins and celery bitters for a nice farewell.
— 2 days ago

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