Indaba Chenin Blanc 2012 – 8.97 – Sold out at 11.99 elsewhere. Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely planted varietal and the Cape’s signature white. This fresh, vibrant version offers succulent flavors of tropical fruit, melon and pear, backed by bright citrus flavors and a touch of honey. Lively peppery notes and an underlying mineral character shine through on the finish. “Pale greenish yellow. Citrus and mint aromas accented by flowers and pepper. Round and slightly sweet (five grams per liter r.s.), but with sound acidity giving shape to the flavors of melon, honey and green pepper. A touch of oak adds complexity. This crowd-pleasing, aggressively priced chenin should be flexible at the dinner table.” – 88 Points International Wine Cellar
DMZ Cab Rose Western Cape 2013 – 11.57 – Demorgenzon. Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep salmon pink developing onion skin tones. Cherries and strawberry nose, followed by crispy summer fruit salad palate. The balance is perfect ending dry and crisp enticing you to take another sip! International Wine Cellar 89- ” Orange-pink color. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of pomegranate, strawberry and flowers. Wonderfully intense rose, with an impression of mineral cut and strong acidity giving grip and lift to the bracing palate. Just over five grams of residual sugar are eaten up by very high acidity. The palate-cleansing finish is dusty, fairly dry and long. An amazing value in pink wine. “
Excelsior Cabernet 2011 – 8.97 – This luscious, crowd pleasing Cabernet – consistently named a Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy” – delivers serious bang for the buck! It’s packed with juicy flavors of blackcurrant, dark berries and plum, with notes of dark chocolate and spice. On the nose – spiced plum, dusty earth, and some menthol. It was medium-bodied, with moderate tannins. Alcohol is at 14.5%; acidity was good. On first pour – dark fruits (blackberry and black currant), wood, and menthol with a lingering plum on the finish.
Thelema Mountain Red 2009 – 14.57 – 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 14% Grenache, 14% Petit Verdot. Mountain Red offers Thelema pedigree at a fraction of the price. Generous dark berry, currant and plum flavors combine with notes of earth, black pepper and spice. This approachable, crowd pleasing red displays soft, supple tannins. 2009 was an outstanding vintage — one of the best the Cape has e ver seen, with idyllic warm, dry conditions during ripening. Berries were slightly smaller than usual, which translated into wines of intense, concentrated flavors.