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Kalin Cellars

Cuvée CH Sonoma County Chardonnay 1995

1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée
CH Sonoma

23 years old. Well-aged, dark gold/yellow color. Rich fruits. Citrus, brioche and caramel. Toasty and nutty. Great complexity. Yum.

23年の時を経て。長期熟成された黄金色。芳香な果実味。シトラス、ブリオッシュやカラメル。トースト感やナッツ感を感じさせる。複雑味を味わえる美味さ。長期熟成させてからリリースするというこだわりのワイナリー

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Nicky Versfeld Mia Sémillon 2017

Greg Ballington
8.8

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Nicky Versfeld Cape Winemakers Guild Mia Sémillon.

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

Fourth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and second still white wine. This is made up of 100% Semillon by Nicky Versfeld from Darling. Aged for eight months on the lees prior to bottling. Only 130 cases produced and only 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow. Perfumed nose with notes of wax, almonds and a little citrus. Medium acidity (6/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Fresh attack on the palate with some stone and citrus fruits. A bit of a waxy medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,116.00 ($24.92 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle) and lowest bid was R1,500.00 ($17.67 a bottle).

#nickyversfeld #semillon #darling #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine
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— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Paul Cluver Wines The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Paul Cluver Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Wagon Trail 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).

Ninth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and seventh still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Andries Burger from Elgin. Fruit was 100% wild fermented in 33% new French oak and on the lees for nine months. Only 70 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. Interesting nose with stone and citrus fruits, some creaminess, spices and a touch of oak. Not as much oak influence as some of the other Chardonnays this tasting. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and a bit sharp with a light plus body. Palate likes to linger with layers of peaches, lemons, green apples and some white gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,910.00 ($57.82 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,400.00 ($63.60 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle)

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— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Mullineux ‘The Gris’ Sémillon Old Vines. 2017

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Mullineux Cape Winemakers Guild ‘The Gris’ Sémillon Old Vines.

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

Sixth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fourth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Semillon Gris by Andrea Mullineux from 58 year old vines located in Paardeberg in Swartland. Aged for twelve months on the lees in neutral oak prior to bottling. Only 47 cases produced with 28 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Lovely nose with layers of vanilla, white blossoms and some sweet spices. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus body. Well rounded and rich on the palate with some creaminess and tropical fruits. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R5,657.00 ($66.62 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,000.00 ($70.66 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,000.00 ($58.88 a bottle).

#mullineux #semillon #paardeberg
#Swartland #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Greg Ballington
8.6

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Bartho Eksteen Cape Winemakers Guild Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded.

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

Third wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild. This is made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc by Bartho Eksteen from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Aged on the lees for 11 months. Only 57 cases produced and only 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Very interesting with onion grass exploding out of the glass followed up by some light herbs and lime. Medium acidity (6/10) and light plus to medium body. Similar flavors on the palate with a slightly creamy medium finish. Drink till 2021.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,250.00 ($38.28 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,200.00 ($49.46 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,600.00 ($30.62 a bottle).

#barthoeksteen #sauvignonblanc #hemelenaarde #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine
— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
8.8

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Delaire Graff Estate Cape Winemakers Guild Banghoek 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).

Eleventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and last still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Morné Vrey from a single vineyard in the Banghoek region of Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months in second fill barrels prior to bottling. Only 76 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow. Elegant nose with flowers and citrus zest, followed up by some lemon curd and a little buttery. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Crisp and clean with some zangy citrus fruits and a touch of creaminess. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,768.00 ($32.60 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,200.00 ($37.69 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,600.00 ($30.62 a bottle).

#delairegraff #chardonnay #banghoek #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Raats Family Wines The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc 2017

Greg Ballington
8.7

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Raats Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc.

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

Seventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fifth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chenin Blanc by Bruwer Raats from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months with separate aging for nine months. The first half in new oak French oak and the rest in stainless steel. Only 61 cases produced with 46 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some floral and spiced notes. Medium acidity (7/10) and light plus bodied. Good amount of minerals and lemon zest with a nice mouthfeel. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,235.00 ($38.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,400.00 ($40.04 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

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— 2 months ago

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Glen Carlou

Cape Winemakers Guild Zinfandel 2017

Greg Ballington
8.9

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 DeMorgenzon Cape Winemakers Guild Roussanne.

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

Fifth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and third still white wine. This is made up of 100% Roussanne by Carl van der Merwe from Stellenbosch. Aged for 12 months on the lees prior to bottling. Only 70 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Rich nose with lovely floral characteristics, followed up by citrus rind, tropical fruits and some spices. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. A bit buttery in texture with notes of herbs, citrus fruits and some flowers. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,712.00 ($43.72 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle).

#demorgenzon #roussanne #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine #cwg
— 2 months ago

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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
— 2 months ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Waterford Estate ‘1988 Kept Aside’ Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Waterford Estate Cape Winemakers Guild ‘1988 Kept Aside’ 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).

Eighth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and sixth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Kevin Arnold from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months on the lees with no malolactic fermentation. Only 50 cases produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Sadly this was Kevin's last year as a member of the Guild as he has decided to retire.

Light greenish yellow in appearance, seeming insanely young. Creamy nose with some light butter, green tree fruits, and some citrus zest. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with some light butterscotch, overripe green apples, peaches and minerality on the back end. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2024.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,422.00 ($40.30 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,200.00 ($49.46 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#waterfordestate #chardonnay #stellenbosch
#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— 2 months ago

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