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2020 Bukettraube (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Bukettraube, Cederberg, South Africa 2020

100% Bukettraube

SUPER EXOTIC, FLORAL, SPICY, OFF-DRY AND RICH

A grape variety from the super-obscure category: Bukettraube or Bouquettraube [France]. This grape is planted in miniscule amounts in France, Germany and South Africa. Think of this as a wine that tastes like Chenin Blanc meets Sauvignon Blanc meets Riesling and Muscat. Big and friendly, spicy and slightly off-dry, Cederberg's version shows apricot, honey, peach, gooseberry and exotic melon flavors. The palate has a touch of sweetness only to be balanced by a wallop of acidity on the finish, like a sweet tart.

Serving Suggestion: A must with anything hot and spicy. Curries and Thai or Indian foods. Also great with strong cheeses like Stilton.

14.99

8 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, South Africa 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACKBERRY & CASSIS, CHOCOLATE & CEDAR, PEPPER & HERBS

Cabernet isn’t the first red variety which springs to mind when most of us think of South Africa. That distinction would almost certainly belong to the essentially exclusive and increasingly illusive Pinotage. Cab, however, is the grape responsible for the most Cape’s most revered reds. This broad-shouldered beauty's rich, ripe fruit and creamy oak influence lend an air of sumptuousness while the pepper-like and herbaceous notes hint a bit at Cab's more Cab Franc or Carmenere-ish side.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked venison roast w/ peppery collards & shallots. Mashed potato-stuffed poblano w scallions, garlic, & melted Monterey Jack.

22.99

7 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon "Glass Collection" (Glenelly Estate)

Glenelly Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon "Glass Collection", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, ROASTED BELL PEPPER, FRESH & FRAGRANT

Cabernet Sauvignon, like many (if not most) varieties, comes in different shapes and sizes. From the lithe, gleamingly black-fruited output of northwestern Bordeaux to the dense, decadent, and resoundingly ripe renditions of Napa, Cab’s a man of a thousand faces (sorry, Lon!). This rendition from the venerable vineyards of the Glenelly Estate carries off an impressive balancing act, bridging the brighter intensity of the grape with resolutely new-worldish inclinations, robust ripeness, and a pronounced peppery note that wouldn’t be out of place in close relatives Carmenere or Cab Franc. Gussied up with a chocolate-like richness courtesy of a year in French oak, it is delightfully multifaceted.

Serving Suggestion: Beef & lamb sausage w/ coriander seeds, black pepper, & allspice. Roasted poblanos stuffed w/ savory smoked jackfruit.

15.99

7 in stock

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2020 Chardonnay Unoaked "Limestone Hill" (De Wetshof)

Dewetshof, "Limestone Hill" Unoaked Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa, 2020

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, CUT CARROT GREENS, CLEAN MINERALITY

Just an hour and a half west of Cape Town lies the up-and-coming appellation of Robertson and the heavy limestone soil which it shares with some of the greatest white wine regions (like Champagne or Chablis). And while the area doesn’t have the same renown as its chalky-soiled counterparts, the great wines of the region certainly hold their own. “Limestone Hill” greets you with a bouquet of juicy golden apples, leading into an herbaceous note, reminiscent of fennel or carrot tops. A few months of bâttonage add a richness to the chalky minerality and long and clean finish.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters (fresh or steamed). Shrimp linguine w/ cream sauce.

16.99

20 in stock

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2021 Chardonnay Unoaked "Limestone Hill" (De Wetshof)

Dewetshof, "Limestone Hill" Unoaked Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa, 2021

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, CUT CARROT GREENS, CLEAN MINERALITY

Just an hour and a half west of Cape Town lies the up-and-coming appellation of Robertson and the heavy limestone soil which it shares with some of the greatest white wine regions (like Champagne or Chablis). And while the area doesn’t have the same renown as its chalky-soiled counterparts, the great wines of the region certainly hold their own. “Limestone Hill” greets you with a bouquet of juicy golden apples, leading into an herbaceous note, reminiscent of fennel or carrot tops. A few months of bâttonage add a richness to the chalky minerality and long and clean finish.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters (fresh or steamed). Shrimp linguine w/ cream sauce.

16.99

5 in stock

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2020 Chenin Blanc (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, South Africa 2020

100% Chenin Blanc

APPLE & LEMON. CLEAN, CRISP CLARITY & ZESTY MINERAL

As exciting and diverse as are the many Middle-Loire specialties made from Chenin Blanc, it’s surprising that more new world regions and producers haven’t attempted to prioritize it as a distinctive showpiece. Fortunately, South Africa has long gone above and beyond to right this mystifying wrong. This gloriously bright, zesty gem has the combination of tart golden apple and citrus, refreshingly clean mineral notes, and energetic acidity that we cherish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked fish (or ceviche) on rustic toast or rusks w/ capers. Citrusy Kalamata tapenade.

14.99

10 in stock

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2021 Chenin Blanc (Wildekrans)

Wildekrans Wine Estate, Chenin Blanc, Bot River, South Africa 2021

{sustainable} 100% Chenin Blanc

16.99

9 in stock

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2021 Chenin Blanc (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, South Africa 2021

100% Chenin Blanc

APPLE & LEMON. CLEAN, CRISP CLARITY & ZESTY MINERAL

As exciting and diverse as are the many Middle-Loire specialties made from Chenin Blanc, it’s surprising that more new world regions and producers haven’t attempted to prioritize it as a distinctive showpiece. Fortunately, South Africa has long gone above and beyond to right this mystifying wrong. This gloriously bright, zesty gem has the combination of tart golden apple and citrus, refreshingly clean mineral notes, and energetic acidity that we cherish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked fish (or ceviche) on rustic toast or rusks w/ capers. Citrusy Kalamata tapenade.

14.99

2 in stock

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2020 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2020

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes it's sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

4 in stock

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2021 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2021

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes its sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

8 in stock

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2017 Pinotage (Beaumont)

Beaumont Family Wines, Pinotage, Bot River, South Africa, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Pinotage

BLACK CHERRY & CURRANT, LEATHER, BLACK TEA & VANILLA

We’re absolutely not trying to cuss Pinotage, but we’ve no choice but to open with the undeniably backhanded compliment that this is a particularly (dare we say peculiarly?) elegant example of the variety. The uniquely South African Cinsault/Pinot Noir crossing is infamous for its smoky, meaty (even gamy) persona. This rendition keeps a bit of that in sight, for sure, but it’s also got a poise and balance rarely encountered in wines made from the grape. Dating back to the 1700s, Beaumont’s cellar was originally operated by the legendary Dutch East India Company. Its contemporary history began in the mid 70s when it was purchased by the Beaumonts.

Serving Suggestion: Mesquite brisket w/ mission fig-port gastrique & potato skin frites. Loaded baked sweet potato w/ refried black beans, cilantro, avocado, & smoked paprika.

34.99

8 in stock

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2020 Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" (Buitenverwachting)

Buitenverwachting, "Beyond" Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2020

LIME & LEMON, LIGHT HERBS, BRIGHT & CRISP

Pronounced [bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting] and translating from Dutch to "beyond expectations," this South African producer crafts outstanding Sauvignon Blanc which is reminiscent of something from France's Loire but with accentuated ripeness, lime-like zestiness, tropicality, and herbal goodness that we love to enjoy with food. It's very bright, alive, and zingy all the way to the finish line.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fish tacos loaded w/ tomatillo salsa, oregano, & a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chicken breast grilled under a brick & brushed w/ a jalapeño, lime,& honey glaze.

11.99

128 in stock

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2021 Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" (Buitenverwachting)

Buitenverwachting, "Beyond" Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2021

100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME & LEMON, LIGHT HERBS, BRIGHT & CRISP

Pronounced [bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting] and translating from Dutch to "beyond expectations," this South African producer crafts outstanding Sauvignon Blanc which is reminiscent of something from France's Loire but with accentuated ripeness, lime-like zestiness, tropicality, and herbal goodness that we love to enjoy with food. It's very bright, alive, and zingy all the way to the finish line.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fish tacos loaded w/ tomatillo salsa, oregano, & a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chicken breast grilled under a brick & brushed w/ a jalapeño, lime,& honey glaze.

11.99

54 in stock

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