- Riebeek Cellars Chardonnay 2014 Product #29125 (In Stock)
Here’s a fantastic Chardonnay for year-round 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 fun blend of lemon/lime and white peach fruit with just a touch of honeysuckle for richness. A delicious great value from an under-appreciated corner of South Africa.
- Man Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #29090 (In Stock)
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!
"The 2014 Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc has a clean and fresh bouquet that leans more towards the tropical rather than herbaceous spectrum of aromas. The palate is well balanced with citrus lemon, grapefruit and touches of peach towards the focused finish. Good quality at a great price."Wine Advocate 88 points