Spier

Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc

8.519 ratings
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Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Michelle L

Let this puppy breathe foreveeeer. The first night we couldn't finish a glass, recorked and tried the following night - less acidic and softer.

Let this puppy breathe foreveeeer. The first night we couldn't finish a glass, recorked and tried the following night - less acidic and softer.

2 people found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Becky Wolfkiel

Too full bodied for me

Too full bodied for me

Jun 7th, 2016
Caterina Torcasio

I'm open to trying their other wines, but as far as this one I'll stick to the New Zealands and Chiles. Weird aroma.

I'm open to trying their other wines, but as far as this one I'll stick to the New Zealands and Chiles. Weird aroma.

Dec 26th, 2015
Jay Svoboda

Cat pee. Some people say they get it from New Zealand Sauv Blancs, but I do not. South Africa on the other hand, cat pee every time. Obviously not cat pee to the point I can't drink it - which is good because I really like Sauv Blanc - but it's undeniably there. The nose also shows a flinty graphite along with papaya and mango. The palette has the prerequisite biting acidity I crave in SBs, but although the same fruits are confirmed from the nose, they're fairly muted and rather fleeting. I have generally been disappointed with the Spier label - it's inexpensive, certainly, but also cheap.

Cat pee. Some people say they get it from New Zealand Sauv Blancs, but I do not. South Africa on the other hand, cat pee every time. Obviously not cat pee to the point I can't drink it - which is good because I really like Sauv Blanc - but it's undeniably there. The nose also shows a flinty graphite along with papaya and mango. The palette has the prerequisite biting acidity I crave in SBs, but although the same fruits are confirmed from the nose, they're fairly muted and rather fleeting. I have generally been disappointed with the Spier label - it's inexpensive, certainly, but also cheap.

Jul 30th, 2015
Toriann Bowers

14 vintage drink on 2/5 and 2/7..., get IT... Great for price will settle in bottle give it a few months .. Way better on2/7...passion fruit nose great balance and under $10...

14 vintage drink on 2/5 and 2/7..., get IT... Great for price will settle in bottle give it a few months .. Way better on2/7...passion fruit nose great balance and under $10...

Feb 9th, 2015
Janet Miller

Great everyday wine.

Great everyday wine.

Jul 23rd, 2014
April Meadows

April had this 5 years ago

April had this 5 years ago

Sep 24th, 2015
Sarah

Sarah had this 5 years ago

Sarah had this 5 years ago

Aug 17th, 2015
Jessica Kowaleski

Jessica had this 5 years ago

Jessica had this 5 years ago

Jul 24th, 2015
Shawn Wilk

Shawn had this 5 years ago

Shawn had this 5 years ago

Jun 30th, 2015