Excelsior Estate Cabernet Sauvignon at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Best Under $10 Cabernet Sauvignon Ever

Case of the Month – The 2015 Excelsior Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is hands down the best under $10 Cabernet Sauvignon I’ve ever tasted.  I know, that sounds grandiose, but I’m prone to grandiosity when describing wine, and this one is 100% deserving.  Our friend Zingo Munger of Cape Classics, the importer of the wine, says 2015 was an exceptional vintage………so does every wine writer out there.  Dry, warm, and sunny conditions led to a bumper crop of super high quality grapes, and it is clearly evident in this wine. Ripe, supple, and possessing complexity pretty much never found in a Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range, this is guaranteed to be a critic’s choice for best Cabernet Sauvignon value of the year.  It’s the 2015 Excelsior Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s our new Case of the Month — here’s the deal:

2015 Excelsior Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – On Sale Through April 12th

Just $9.99/bottle or $7.89/bottle (over 20% off) on your solid case!

Stop by the store Friday, March 10th (4-7pm) to taste this one for free.

There are several things going for Excelsior’s Cabernet Sauvignon.  In addition to the nearly perfect vintage, this is a family owned estate.  Freddie and Peter De Wet are the 4th and 5th generation of their family to tend the vine.  Their 400 acres of vineyards are situated in Robertson and their limestone-clay rich soils are ideal for the vine and all of the grapes are hand harvested.  Additionally, the 2015 is “bulked up” with 10% Petit Verdot — this adds darker fruit, complex mineral notes, and additional structure.  Last, but not least, the wine is aged in “real deal” French and American oak barrels for a period of 9 months — no oak chips or artificial oak flavoring here.  100% estate grown fruit, attention to quality in the vineyards, real oak barrels, an attractive package……….how do they do it for less than $10??  I don’t know, but I encourage the De Wet’s to keep up the good work!

The resulting wine is a thing of beauty.  Deeply colored and offering up a “$40 nose” of dark currant, cassis, licorice, tobacco, graphite, and spice box, this does not smell like an $8 bottle of wine.  On the palate the wine exhibits soft and plush flavors of dark cherry, currant, herb, creamy mocha and more — this doesn’t taste like an $8 bottle of wine either! All in all, I’ve always been a big fan of Excelsior’s Cabernet Sauvignon and all of their wines, but this year’s release is off the charts.  I can say with absolute certainty that this is the best under $10 Cabernet Sauvignon I’ve ever tasted.

Stop by Friday, March 10th (4-7pm) or shoot me an email at josh@tablewineasheville.com to place your order.  I’ll be glad to hold your wine through the end of the sale period. Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Excelsior Estate Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – South Africa’s Excelsior Estate

Friday, March 10th from 4-7pm – Stop by the store (directions here) to sample the wine’s of South Africa’s Excelsior Estate, one of the greatest value brands in the world.  Try their crisp Sauvignon Blanc, their balanced Chardonnay, and their rock star Cabernet Sauvignon (our new Case of the Month) for free.

You won’t believe the quality to price ratio on these wines!  Excelsior Estate is an intriguing blend of vineyards and horses. The fourth and fifth generations of the De Wet family currently farm the land of their ancestors and continue an equine tradition dating back over a century. The estate turns out classically styled whites and lush, supple reds, and gives tribute to its horse-breeding origins with an equine-themed label.  We have been big fans of the wines since we opened in 2010, and we think you’ll find that all of the wines over-perform in a big way.  Up first, the estate’s Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, zippy, and laced with a range of citrus and tropical fruit notes.  Up next, Excelsior’s Chardonnay is pretty much impossible to beat for the price — rich, yet balanced with just a kiss of oak, it is a real palate pleaser.  To finish, their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is hands down the best under-$10 Cab we’ve ever tasted.  Stop by, taste the wines, learn, and save big on all of the wines.

Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Excelsior Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Robertson, South Africa) – An enticing bouquet of passion fruit, lime and ripe fig leads to complex flavors of citrus, herbs and gooseberry on the palate. A bracing acidity and long fruity finish balance out this invigorating, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Excelsior Estate Chardonnay (Robertson, South Africa) – This crisp, mouthwatering bottling is a blend of Excelsior’s three best Chardonnay blocks. It displays lively flavors of green apple, citrus, and pineapple on a full, creamy palate. Traces of peach, orange blossom and delicate toasty notes combine with a mineral edge to round out this versatile everyday sipper, a consistent crowd pleaser.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Excelsior Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Robertson, South Africa) – This crowd pleasing Cabernet – consistently named a Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy” – delivers serious bang for the buck! It displays ripe blackcurrant, cassis, tobacco, dark chocolate and dried herb characters on the nose, which are supported by spicy oak notes. The palate is smooth and soft, with appealing ripe tannins and a long finish.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases
Special Case of the Month Price: $7.89/bottle on your solid case — On sale through April 12th.

Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc

2015 A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc

Wine of the Weeks – A 93 point rated South African white for less than $15/bottle – Come try it this Friday, March 11th (4-7 pm) for free!!! I’m sipping on this wine as I type this up, and it’s blowing my mind.  I opened it fresh out of the fridge and liked it but didn’t love it. Now, 15 minutes later and with some temperature increase, I’m seriously flipping out over this stuff. The color is deep yellow/golden, the nose is rich, complex and laced with golden fruits (peach, yellow apple), toffee, herb and mineral,  and the palate is full bodied, rich and soft in texture, but still possessing vibrant acidity.  It’s got the perfect yin and yang balance going on, and that’s what I look for and find in all wines I deem great.  So yes, that 93 point rating comes from yours truly and I’m standing behind that critique no matter what the “expert critics” eventually say.  The 2015 A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc is our new Wine of the Weeks, it’s delicious, and here is the deal:

2015 A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc — On Sale Through Tuesday, March 29th

Regular Price: $16.99/bottle

Sale Price: $14.99/bottle, $13.59/bottle on 6-packs, or $12.99/bottle on cases!

The enigmatic Adi Badenhorst is one of the leading personalities and wine producers of South Africa’s much talked about Swartland region.  To read more about the evolution of the region and it’s top producers, incuding A.A. Badenhorst, click here to check out a great article from Wine Enthusiast.  For our purposes however, it’s most important to note that the region enjoys some serious benefits when it comes to creating world class wines — diverse soils and topography, old vines and low yields, no irrigation, and warm days and cool nights add up to create the viticultural situation that all winemakers dream of.

Adi puts all of these conditions to great use and you can taste it in his wines.  For his Secateurs Chenin Blanc, he works with 40+ year old, dry farmed, bush vines as his base.  He is dedicated to preserving the natural goodness of these hard working vines and full flavored grapes so he ferments with native yeasts in a combination of concrete tanks and older oak casks.  He then ages the wine for several months on its fine lees (yeasts) to extract even more flavor and complexity.  All in all, this is a wine that possesses the “stuff” that I typically find in much more expensive white wines………for more on that “stuff,” go back to the first paragraph!

With spring creeping up on us but winter still present, this is that perfect “tweener” wine, meaning it’s rich enough for winter but fresh enough for spring.  Try it with scallops, salmon, poultry or pork — it’s very versatile at the table, but it’s also delicious without food.  If this sounds good, stop by the store to pick some up or email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com and I’ll put some aside for you to be paid for/picked up before the end of the sale period.  If this sounds to good to be true, stop by this Friday, March 11th to try it for free along with a couple of other delicious Chenin Blancs.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator/Wine Buyer
Table Wine Asheville

Asheville's Best Free Wine Tasting

Free South African Wine Tasting

Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – South African Selections – Friday, April 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. – Over the past twelve months, we’ve tasted a bunch of wine and I can’t think of any country whose value priced offerings have impressed us as much as those from South Africa.  There’s a lot of good stuff going on in the South African wine scene, both in the vineyard and in the cellar.  More than possibly any country, South African vintners have adopted a sustainable approach to the farming of their vineyards.  Combine that with youthful innovation and a more European, hands off approach in the cellar and you have yourself a wine revolution well under way.  Join us for a fun and informational South African wine tasting.  All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any 6-11 bottles, or 20% off if you mix any 12 more bottles.

The Wines
All wines are under $10!

1. 2014 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc (Paarl): This is our Case of the Week and here’s your chance to try it. 100% old vine, dry and sustainably farmed Steen (the South African name for Chenin Blanc), this dry, crisp and refreshing white wine makes for a perfect companion on a warm and sunny day.  90 points The Wine Advocate

2. 2014 Beyond Sauvignon Blanc (Constantia): This is a wonderful, light and bright rendiiton of Sauvignon Blanc that reminds us a little bit of Sancerre.  We’re not kidding!  It bursts with aromas and flavors of lime, grapefruit, honeyed melon and herb.  Talk about delightful!

3. 2012 Fairvalley Pinotage (Western Cape): Here’s a great rendition of South Africa’s Pinotage grape, a wine that can sometimes be quite “unique,” and that’s putting it politely.  This one is just full or ripe and rich cherry, raspberry and plum fruit.  It’s a delicious and casual red to enjoy by itself or with anything off the grill.

90 point rated, under $10 Chenin Blanc from South Africa.

2014 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc

Guess how many 90 point rated wines we have in the store that retail for less than $10?  One, and it’s this one, and it’s definitely going to go down as one of the great white wine finds of the year for us.  South Africa does Chenin Blanc incredibly well, where it is the most widely planted varietal, but you would have to jump up to the $15+ range to find another 90+ pointer.  Neil Martin of The Wine Advocate says “The 2014 Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc has a focused, clinical bouquet with pineapple and lemon zest, hints of passion fruit developing just behind. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity: plenty of tropical fruit on display here but neatly delineated on the tense and citric finish that linger in the mouth. Quite simply, this represents unbeatable value.”  It’s our new Case of the Week and feel free to email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com to place your order.  Here’s the deal:

2014 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc

Regular Price: $9.99/bottle

Buy 12 or more: $8.49/bottle (15% off)
Buy 6-11 bottles: $8.99/bottle (10% off)

So how does a small, family winery started by three friends produce such a delicious wine with big press at such a low price?  I really don’t know the answer to that question, but what I can tell you is that this wine is pulsating with quality from top to bottom.  Man Vintners was started by three veterans of the South African wine industry and their connections to high quality fruit combined with their experience making premium wines might be the main reason that this is so good.

The other reason is the fruit source — 23 year old, dry farmed, sustainably grown Chenin Blanc from the Paarl region in South Africa’s Western Cape.  All of the grapes are hand harvested to ensure delicate handling and quality selection and only the free-run juice was used for this wine to preserve freshness and purity.  That’s where the extended name “Free Run Steen-Chenin Blanc” comes from.  Steen, in case you didn’t know, is what the South Africans call Chenin Blanc.

Trivialities aside, this not just a good bottle of wine, it’s a damn good bottle of wine.  Fermentation occurs in stainlesss steel and the wine is fermented completely dry.  The wine pours a lovely light straw color and the bouquet expresses itself right when the wine hits the glass.  Aromas of lemon, pineapple, crisp apple, flower and a touch of mineral lead into a medium bodied, crisp and refreshing palate of mixed citrus and stone fruits.  The wine finishes with the slightest hint of wet stone (aka mineral), but it’s just enough to make the wine interesting.

What else can I say other than how much would you like?  I will add that this is perfect for sipping at the pool, at the beach, or on your porch/patio all spring and summer.  It would also make a delightful partner to poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes.  There’s plenty to go around, but it’s only on sale through April 29th.

South African Wines

Great Value South African Wines

Stop by the store this Saturday any time between 2 and 5 p.m. for a free wine tasting featuring some top value picks from South Africa.  If you’re not drinking South African wine yet, you’re missing out on some of the best value wines the world has to offer.  These are wines that make Two Buck Chuck look like a Two Buck Schmuck!  We’re not kidding, with the elegance, nuance and complexity of the “old world” combined with the bright and juicy fruit of the “new world,” we’re predicting that South African wines will surely catch fire in 2015.

With all of the tasting wines on sale at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them, and 20% off if you mix a case or more, it’s the perfect time to try before you buy and save on some great value South African wines.

The Wines
Prices range from$9 to $13

1. 2013 Indaba Sauvignon Blanc – Stylistically fresh, juicy and approachable, Indaba’s wines are friendly, easy to drink, and they consistently garner “Best Value” and “Best Buy” accolades from all of the major trade publications.  Their Sauvignon Blanc is made by Bruwer Raats, one of the country’s great winemakers and wine personalities.  This easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc displays appealing citrus and tropical fruit aromas that lead to a fresh, invigorating palate of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig.

2. 2012 Felicité Pinot Noir – Gordon and Nadia Newton Johnson are one of South Africa’s most dependable producers and talented winemaking teams.  One of their specialties is Pinot Noir and the current release is super!  With a perfumed nose of red fruits and spices, light to medium body, and a crisp and refreshing palate, this calls to mind good village level Burgundy, but it sells for a song.

3. 2014 Indaba Mosaic – This Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blend displays alluring aromas and juicy flavors of blackcurrant, ripe, earthy berry fruit and dark chocolate, with subtle spice notes. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, its possesses smooth, gentle tannins that coat the palate, enticing you to take another sip.

Asheville's Best Wine Tasting.

Distinctive Wines of South Africa

“Wine Down” your work week and get your week-end off to a good start with Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.  The experts agree that South Africa might be the perfect place to grow grapes and make distinctive wines.  The wines of South Africa often possess the freshness/acidity and spice/earth notes found in Old World Wines combined with the ripe and juicy fruit found in New World Wines. This co-mingling of styles and flavors is what makes the wines so interesting and distinctive.  Join us to sample through an assortment of wines, learn a thing or two, and save some money on some wines perfect for all sorts of occasions.

To start, the 2013 The Curator White Blend is a deliciously dry blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon made by the talented Adi Badenhorst, one of the country’s greatest winemakers.  Fermented in stainless steel, it offers up juicy flavors of spiced apple, pear, mixed citrus and white flowers.  Up next, the 2013 Beyond Sauvignon Blanc is made by Buitenverwachting in Constantia.  One of the South Africa’s master producers of Sauvignon Blanc, this one is super tangy and tart with notes of lime, citrus zest, green herbs and spearmint.

Moving into the reds, we’ll start with the 2013 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red, a fun and playful blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier.  Bursting with ripe and spicy berry fruit, this simple and easy to understand red is one of the great red wine values in the world.  After that, the 2011 Kanonkop Kadette is from one of South Africa’s most respected producers and it is one of the country’s most popular red wines.  A blend of Pinotage along with the classic Bordeaux varieties, it is a somewhat “serious” wine at a terrific price. To finish up, the 2010 Thelema Mountain Cuvée is simply delicious.  A blend of primarily Shiraz with classic Bordeaux varietals, it is another pedigreed wine from a legendary producers that sells for a song.

Tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them, and 20% off if you mix twelve of them! 

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $16 per bottle

 1. 2013 The Curator White Blend
(Swartland, South Africa)

 2. 2013 Beyond Sauvignon Blanc
(Constantia, South Africa)

 3. 2013 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red
(Western Cape, South Africa)

 4. 2011 Kanonkop Kadette Red Blend
(Stellenbosch, South Africa)

 5. 2010 Thelema Mountain Red Blend
(Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Great value wines from Chile and South Africa.

“Southern Hemisphere Classics” – Free Try Before You Buy Wine Tasting – Saturday, September 28th, 2013 – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We’re heading south this Saturday to Chile and South Africa to taste some of the best wine values of the Southern Hemisphere. For most of history, the wine producers of the Northern Hemisphere have held a monopoly on quality wine, but as Bob Dylan said, “the times, they are a-changin’.”  Over the past 15 to 20 years, the wine producers of the south have been catching up and improving the quality of their wines dramatically, and this Saturday, we’re going to focus specifically on the wines of Chile and South Africa.  Both of these countries produce wines with more of an “Old World” feel to them; translated, these are wines with more forward spice and earth character.  We’ll have six wines to try and we’ll guarantee you’ll leave happier than when you got here!  All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle or 15% off if you buy six or more of them.

The Wines

1. 2013 Santa Luz Sauvignon Blanc “Alba” (Central Valley, Chile)
We don’t know what more you could ask for from a wine that sells for less than $10.  Pure, crisp, and nicely fruited, this is brimming with melon, lemon and grapefruit.  Great by itself or splendid with flaky white fish, shrimp or salads.

2. 2012 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White (Western Cape, South Africa)
An intriguing blend of 46% Viognier, 28% Chenin Blanc and 26% Grenache Blanc, this is spicy and aromatic with more of an orchard fruit personality.  With just a kiss of oak to the apricot, peach and apple aromas and flavors, this is a great alternative to Chardonnay and works incredibly well as an aperitif or with spicier foods.

3. 2012 Excelsior Chardonnay (Robertson, South Africa)
Here’s your perfect, “in the cut” style of Chardonnay that can be had for less than $10!  It offers a nice balance of ripe pear and apple with more zesty citrus fruit notes, finishing with a touch of oak spice.  This one would make a perfect “party wine”, but it would also work well with roasted chicken or turkey.

4. 2012 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red (Western Cape, South Africa)
Mark Kent of Boekenhoutskloof makes some of South Africa’s most highly rated Syrah-based wines, and this is a great entry into that world.  A blend of 67% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre and 2% Vigonier, it is spicy, juicy and rich with a nice mix of red cherry, raspberry and darker fruit notes.  Try this with by itself or with rich stews, chili or barbecue.

5. 2011 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon (Robertson, South Africa)
Excelsior consistently knocks it out of the park with their Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2011 is no exception.  Dark, ripe and chunky, it is crammed with aromas of cassis, plum, chocolate and spice leading into a pliant and juicy palate of  dark fruits, herbs and light mint.

6. 2011 Santa Luz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Colchagua Valley, Chile)
If you like to spend less than $15 on a Cab that drinks like a $25 one, you should stop by and try this!  Made with fruit from some of the estate’s oldest vines, this is classic Chilean Cabernet with a nice core of black currant and black cherry fruit.  With air, it shows that classic pepper, spice and mint nuance that makes this a no brainer for pairing with lamb or other grilled red meats.

Table Wine Asheville: South African Sauvignon Blanc

Exploring South African Sauvignon Blanc – Free “Try Before You Buy” Wine Tasting – Saturday, August 3rd., 2013 – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For this Saturday’s free “Try Before You Buy” tasting, we’ll be pouring a couple of value priced, highly rated Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa.  The country counts Sauvignon Blanc as one of its most planted and revered white wine varietals, and the style is more reminiscent of the Loire Valley than that of New Zealand.  Translated and generally speaking, South African Sauvignon Blanc tends to possess more green notes and less grapefruit and boisterous tropical fruit notes.  Think gooseberry, lime, green or jalapeno pepper, herbs and crunchy textures.

You will try two of the best versions you can find for the money.  The Excelsior estate is run by the fourth and fifth generations of the De Wet family, who also raise horses.  Their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is a great intro — super zesty and tangy, with gooseberry, lime and pepper notes and rated 89 points by Stephen Tanzer, who does a great job of covering South African wines. Next up, we’ll pour you the 2012 from Indaba, one of the all time great value brands of South Africa and the world.  With lemon/lime, green fig and herbal undertones, this is another great rendition and another overachiever Sauvignon Blanc.

All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle or 15% off if you buy six or more of them.

A Friday Winedown For Dad

Friday, June 17 at Table Wine – South Asheville’s Best Wine Shop
“A Wine Tasting For Dad”
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

$5/person – includes tastes of 6 wines and light palate cleansers
Dads and Grape Nuts get in for free!!!

Friday Winedown - Father's Day

Our first “Winedown” was a huge success and we’re ready for our next one.  It’s Father’s Day week end, and one of the best gifts you can get good old dad is a tasty bottle of wine.  Bring him by Table Wine on Friday, June 17 for a tasting of 6 delicious offerings from South Africa.  The tasting is open to all family members, but dads get in for free.  We’ll have 6 wines to try and light palate cleansers as well. 

The tasting will feature a bevy of outstanding wines from South Africa, and my old buddy Zingo Munger of Cape Classics will be in town to help us pour his wines.  Cape Classics is considered to be the top importer of South African wines to the U.S., and we’ll have a great lineup of values interspersed with some more “upscale” offerings.  Here’s the lineup:

2010 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc – $10.99/bottle………..$4/glass
Consistently one of the great white wine values in the world, the current release is fresh and pretty darned complex for this price.  Lime and assorted citrus fruits mingle with earthy, mineral nuances……..delicious stuff.

2010 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc – $16.99/bottle……….$6/glass
Buitenverwachting is one of South Africa’s premiere producers of Sauvignon Blanc, and their 2010 just received a whopping 91 point score from Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar.  It is really live wire, tangy, racy Sauvignon Blanc showing off layers of pineapple, grapefruit zest, gooseberry, pepper and mineral.

 2010 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé – $12.99/bottle………..$5/glass
As Zingo says, this is like Kool-Aid for grownups and not nearly as sweet.  Ripe cherry, raspberry, blood orange and zesty mineral are prevalent in this delicious dry Rosé from Stellenbosch.  Great with grilled salmon or with friends, ice cold on a hot and sunny day.

2009 Kanonkop Kadette – $15.99/bottle………..$6/glass
Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s oldest and most revered estates, and this is a really “serious” wine for not a whole lot of money.  Composed of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is a good, full red.  Lovely juicy cherry/berry fruit offers plenty of immediate appeal, and the ripe tannins will not get in the way………another great barbecue wine.

2009 Glenelly Cabernet Sauvignon – $19.99/bottle………….$8/glass
This is one of the hottest new estates in South Africa, as it is the new project of May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Chateau Pichon-Lalande.  The early releases are all ready receiving rave reviews and this is a really big wine packed with dark berry fruit, bittersweet chocolate and violet notes.  Drink now through 2025.

2007 Rustenberg Red Blend “John X Merriman” – $29.99/bottle………….$10/glass
Rustenberg is considered by most insiders to be South Africa’s top wine producer, and if I tasted this wine blind, I would swear I was drinking Left Bank Bordeaux.  A blend of all five Bordeaux varietals (Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), this wine just oozes class and sophistication.  It is a big wine with lots of structure………..serve with a grilled ribeye.  Drink now through 2020, if not longer!

We offer a 10% discount on any mixed 6 bottles and a 15% discount on any mixed 12 bottles.  We hope to see you.