Western Cape, South Africa

Thorne & Daughters

Rocking Horse Cape White 2019

Roussanne, Semillon, Chenin, Chardonnay and Clairette… 🤔
Unconventional, but nice.
— 11 days ago

Josh, Eric and 15 others liked this

Stark-Condé

Kara Tara Chardonnay 2020

Commander's Palace wine and cheese - Should have Been Jazz Fest part 2. Smooth, easy drinking. High minerality and salinity. Paired well with everything. — 9 days ago

Crystallum

Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2018

Beau jus avec un pinot noir gourmand sans impression de terroir particulier mais très bien fait — 7 days ago

Romain liked this

Southern Right

Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone and tropical fruits with citrus and floral notes. On the palate fresh fruit flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and melon with lemon citrus rind wrapped in lively acidity, medium+ length ending with fruit and citrus texture. Nice! — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Alex and 6 others liked this

Vilafonté

Series M Red Blend 2014

Cheers to Bordeaux-style blends from South Africa! 🇿🇦

This particular beauty comprises 39% Merlot, 36% Malbec, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and hails from the region of Paarl W.O. in the Coastal Region of the Western Cape of South Africa. It was hand-harvested from low-yielding vines and aged for 20 months in French oak (3% new).

The nose opens with a bouquet of black cherry preserves, baked plum, crème de cassis, blackberry bramble, fresh mint, black licorice, violet, nutmeg, pencil shavings, cinnamon, cedar, leather, and cured meat. On the palate this wine is dry, with medium acidity, high alcohol, medium(+) body. The tannins are present but fine-grained and velveteen. Flavors on the palate are largely consistent with the nose, but offer more earthy, balanced, and savory elements. The finish is long. 😍😍😍

The producer - Vilafonté - represents a joint winemaking venture between American and South African vintners, including the distinguished and pioneering Zelma Long.👏👏👏👏

Here’s to exploring the world through amazingly delicious wine 🍷 🍷🙌🙌
— 15 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I’m going to try that when my 13 pro arrives

Spier

Seaward Swartland Chenin Blanc 2020

Bright rose gold (extended skin contact?). Abundant nose of dry yellow apple and straw. Stern acidity leads the complex medium palate of yellow apple, white flowers, honeyed straw, and white pepper. Lengthy red apple finish. Now this is a Steen for the masses! Bright and juicy enough for a supper, but with the complexity and structure to accompany finer dining. And it’s all South African without trying to imitate its French counterparts. Drink now but it’ll be fine if you hold it through 2025. — 2 hours ago

Jonathan liked this

Sadie Family

Palladius Swartland White Blend 2017

Gor
9.2

Very pure in expression. Fragrant nose of acacia, white peach, baked apple, candle wax, hint of autumn grass. Not a ton of complexity but the purity of expression here is off the charts. Good stuff. — 6 days ago

LM, Ericsson and 1 other liked this

False Bay

Slow Coastal Vineyards Old Vines Chenin Blanc

The lemon meringue of wines without any of the dessert sugar. All soft cream and lemon. Not usually a fan of Chenin Blanc, I could drink this one all day. — 3 days ago

Paul, Severn and 4 others liked this

Cambalala

The Finest Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Aldi - a delicious fresh easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc wine - at a very affordable price. Beats a lot of the more expensive wines. — 5 months ago

Terroir Driven Wines

Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc 2015

Off the list, last bottle; Delicious! Finish is sea spray, and Tanzer is spot on with the yellow apple and wet wool notes! — 15 days ago

Paul, Diane and 18 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Love the wet sheep 🐑 taste.