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Cape Winemakers Guild

Gordon Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2017

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Cape Winemakers Guild Windansea Pinot Noir.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Fourteenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the third red wine. This is made up of 100% Pinot Noir by Gordon Newton Johnson from a single vineyard (Windansea) in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley region in Walker Bay. Aged for a total of seventeen months, six of which were in large oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 100 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium ruby red. Elegant nose layered with perfume, black cherries, spices and a little bit of minerality. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Well balanced palate with layers of dark crushed flowers, cinnamon, black currants and twigs. Long and lingering finish with some minerality coming through. Drink till 2029.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R7,310.00 ($85.98 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,800.00 ($91.75 a bottle) and lowest bid was R6,800.00 ($79.99 a bottle).(90+)

#newtonjohnsonfamily #pinotnoir #hemelenaarde #walkerbay #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— a year ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Cape Winemakers Guild

Ataraxia Under the Gravel Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
8.9

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Ataraxia Cape Winemakers Guild Under the Gravel Chardonnay.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Tenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and eighth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Kevin Grant from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region. Aged for nine months in tight-grained Burgundian French oak. Only 61 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Very light pale greenish yellow. Fresh and elegant nose with white blossoms, honeysuckle and citrus. Medium plus acidity (7/10) with a light plus body. Crisp and clean on the palate with tons of minerality, green apples and a little floral. Long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2027.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,989.00 ($35.20 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,800.00 ($44.75 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,400.00 ($28.26 a bottle).

#ataraxia #chardonnay #hemelenaarde #walkerbay #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— a year ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
Severn, Jonathan and 6 others liked this