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Riebeek Cellars Chardonnay 2013 Product #28488 (In Stock)
Riebeek Cellars Chardonnay 2013 Riebeek Cellars Chardonnay 2013

Here’s a fantastic Chardonnay for summer sipping.  It’s a mouthful of pure Chardonnay fruit – apple, pineapple, lime, lemon, and peach – unmarred by excessive alcohol (under 13.5%) or excessive oak (none at all!).  Brisk and bright on entry, creamy and nicely round in the middle, and then wonderfully fresh and clean on the zesty, mouthwatering, finish.  A fine fun bottle of Chard for poolside and back deck enjoyment (or even a big party in the Fall!).

“Riebeek Cellars, located on the western coast of the Cape Province of South Africa, was established over 70 years ago. These wines are meant to be consumed early in life, and therefore the focus is on unmanipulated, unadulterated, straightforward, abundant fruit. The 2013 Chardonnay is more reminiscent of a New Zealand Chardonnay than most from South Africa. Its offers a combination of lemon/lime notes intermixed with hints of honey and white peaches, medium body and an unoaked style. Enjoy it over the next year.”Wine Advocate 86 points

“This is direct, with green almond, pear skin and green apple notes that lead to a quick, fresh finish.”Wine Spectator 86 points

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Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #28774 (In Stock)
Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2014

From the windswept hills of South Africa’s Swartland region, here’s a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc for folks who enjoy this refreshing varietal’s snap and zing, but don’t want to get overwhelmed by grapefruit and grass.  Riebeek Cellars was established in 1941, making it an “old” estate for this part of South Africa, and the style here seems a little “Old World” too, marrying nice ripeness with a little restraint and class.

The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is certainly a winner, with big aromas and flavors of fresh peach, green melon, just cut apple, and juicy lemon/lime acidity.  We love how its more than mouthwatering and refreshing enough to slake your thirst on a hot afternoon, but also mellow and easygoing enough to delight for glass after glass.  Robert Parker called the last vintage "A real winner" (89 points) and Wine Spectator made the 2012 a "Best Buy."  The 2014 is at least that good, and a screaming value, too.

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MAN Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Product #27578 (In Stock)
MAN Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2013 MAN Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The brothers-in-law who make MAN wines grow most of the Sauvignon Blanc for this wine in high-altitude vineyards of the Agter-Paarl sub-region of South Africa’s Stellenbosch.  Strong winds blow through the vineyards most every day, leading to the name “Warrelwind” (or Whirlwind in English).  And there’s certainly a Warrelwind of aroma and flavor in this delicious South African Sauvignon Blanc!

Big, fruity, aromas of red grapefruit, berry, and green apple jump from the glass with just the right touch of Sauvignon’s signature fresh cut grass for complexity.  The flavors are wildly complex – Ruby Red grapefruit, green apple, honeydew melon, and a touch of something tropical take center stage with savory accents of lime peel and fresh grass.  A touch of Semillon (10%) and regular lees stirring gives this a bit of extra body and rounds off Sauvignon’s rough edges, but the finish is juicy, mouthwatering, and fresh.  A good deal more sophistication and complexity than you’d expect for this fine value price!

“I tasted excellent wines from MAN Family Wines… This winery has some fabulous values and should be high on the shopping lists of frugal consumers. The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc displays a classic varietal character of freshly mowed grass, melon and grapefruit notes in an authoritative, crisp, fresh, light-bodied, naked style. Drink it over the next year.”Wine Advocate 87 points

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The Royal Chenin Blanc 2013 Product #28958 (In Stock)
The Royal Chenin Blanc 2013 The Royal Chenin Blanc 2013

From our good friends at Riebeek, this crisp, fresh, Chenin is a killer party white - flat out fun to drink.

"One of the greatest buys I have tasted this year is this under $10, 100% Chenin Blanc from the Western Cape. A super flowery-scented nose includes notions of ripe honeydew melons and pears. This medium-weight, fresh, fruity, crisp, dry, textbook Chenin Blanc will provide immense pleasure over the next 12 months."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012 Product #28489 (In Stock)
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012 Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012

You might want to see if pigs are starting to fly – because Doug is actually recommending a wine made from Pinotage!  This cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir created in 1941 and grown pretty much exclusively in South Africa is usually too earthy, vegetal, chemical….whatever; it usually doesn’t taste very good.  But here the combination of 80% Pinotage and 20% of a very obscure blending grape called Mocha ends up tasting like really ripe Gamay.  Not sure how they did that, but I am sure that you’ll love the big, plump, raspberry, fruit cake, dark chocolate, and subtle leather aromas and flavors and the juicy, mouthwatering, bite of cranberry at the very end.  A great wine to chill down and enjoy from the time you light the grill right on through washing up after your guests have left.  Really fun stuff.

“Light-bodied and direct, with bitter cherry, blood orange and singed cedar notes, delivering a racy, taut feel through the finish.”Wine Spectator 86 points

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Noble Hill Suider Bloem White 2013 Product #27965 (In Stock)
Noble Hill Suider Bloem White 2013 Noble Hill Suider Bloem White 2013

A creative and frangrant South African white that blends Chenin Blanc (for body), Viognier (for floral perfume), and a touch of Sauvignon Blanc (for herbal snap).  It's crisp and citrusy with hints of tangy apple, chamomile, spice, and more.   Medium bodied, nicely textured, fresh, and very clean on the bright, dry, finish, this will make a great party white and work well with seafood and salads at table.  Outstanding value, too!

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