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South Africa's Distinctive and Delicious Values

June 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

South African wines are booming in popularity with a diverse range of red and white varietals, cool- and warm-climate viticultural areas and relatively modest pricing. With lots of distinctive and delicious values to offer, we’re pouring some of our favorites, all perfect for the coming barbeque season! 

 

 

2015 Robertson Winery Freshburst Sauvignon Blanc
Western Cape, South Africa
A crisp, fresh, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with a delicate light sparkle. Expressive aromas of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and lime are rich and enticing. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit and lime zest come together with passion fruit to create an intense and delicious wine.
Regular price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

2014 Rustenberg Chardonnay
Stellenbosch, South Africa
“It has a very well defined bouquet that is minerally and tense with lime flower and a touch of smoked almond. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of passion fruit on the entry with well judged acidity, and it gently rolls out on the peachy finish. You couldn't really ask for more at this price.”
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Regular Price $22.99 per bottle, $275.88 per case
Sale Price $18.99 per bottle, $227.88 per case

2014 Rustenburg Cabernet Sauvignon
Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Rustenberg Cab has a very intense bouquet of blackberry, fig jam, and allspice aromas soaring from the glass. The palate is juicy and rounded with ripe plum and black currant on the entry followed-up by well-judged acidity and fine precision on the finish that displays impressive structure.

Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

2012 Rustenburg John X Merriman
Stellenbosch, South Africa
“The 2012 John X Merriman is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec filling in the gaps. Spending 20 months in oak, 35% new, it has a dark plum and blackcurrant-scented bouquet that is more primal than other vintages I have encountered at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with tobacco-tinged black fruit. This is supple, almost soft in the mouth that lends an easy drinking texture, but it clearly deserves a couple more years in bottle for those tannins on the finish to melt. One of South Africa's most consistent brands and still great value.”
90 Points, The Wine Advocate
Regular Price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price $28.99 per bottle, $347.88 per case

2016 Barista Pinotage
Western Cape, South Africa
Done in a “Coffee” Pinotage style offering intense coffee and chocolate aromas with ripe nuances of mulberry, plum and Maraschino cherries.  Sweet aromas of vanilla and espresso follow throughout the palate creating a wine with ripe luscious tannins ready to be enjoyed.
Regular price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case