South Africa

South Africa

This New World wine producer actually has some pretty vintage roots. The first grapes were pressed for wine at the Cape in 1659 under the command of Jan van Riebeeck (aka Dawson Leary). While laws and languages in the region changed, the vineyards stayed planted but weren't productive until a generation later. A "Wine of Origin" system was implemented in 1973 with designated production regions, districts and wards. There are now nearly 60 officially declared appellations. Concentrated around Cape Town, wine production gets good press with major vineyard and production centers in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.
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  • Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Coastal Region, South Africa

    The Cabernets of Anthonij Rupert are a true representation of this larger than life individual: big, with bold flavors that will leave a lasting impression!

    Professional Rating: 92

  • Rust en Vrede Merlot 2013

    Merlot
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    This Stellenbosch wine illustrates ruby red color. Rich plum and chocolate aromas infused with a soft spiciness and hints of blueberries.

  • Protea Chenin Blanc 2014

    Chenin Blanc
    Coastal Region, South Africa

    This wine captures all the fresh, crisp fruit this grape has to offer. With aromas of pear, citrus and honeysuckle, the wine is created in a light and accessible style.

  • Guardian Peak Shiraz 2013

    Shiraz, Syrah
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Created by South African wine visionary Jean Engelbrecht and golf legend Ernie Els, this Shiraz displays a good integration between fruit and wood, great for drinking on its own and enjoying with food.

  • Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    This classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.

    Professional Rating: 91

    Availability: 3

  • Anthonij Rupert Optima 2010

    Bordeaux Blend
    Western Cape, South Africa

    From South Africa's top rated winery comes the 2010 Optima Red Blend. Aromas of cinnamon and cocoa overlay fruitcake and blackberry fruit with a light oak presence on the nose. A truly fantastic wine from Anthonij Rupert Winery.

    Professional Rating: 90

  • Rust en Vrede 1694

    Red Blend
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    The Rust en Vrede 1694 is a Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that celebrates the establishment of the winery in 1694. A bold wine with aromas of dark chocolate and liquorice offering great intensity and length.

  • Ernie Els Big Easy Red 2012

    Red Blend
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Just like his swing, this "Big Easy" Stellenbosch wine features a dense and full-bodied palate; spice abounds from the dominant Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon adds punchy tannins and a robust structure.

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  • Ernie Els Signature Red 2011

    Bordeaux Blend
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    This five varietal bordeaux blend reflects the diversity of the Stellenbosch terroir. This wine, made by cellar master Louis Strydom, is Ernie Els' vision to produce an exceptional wine, reflecting their respective commitment to quality.

    Professional Rating: 92

  • Ernie Els Big Easy White 2013

    Chenin Blanc
    Western Cape, South Africa

    The Big Easy White 2013 offers an amazing array of tropical fruits, showing the complexity the Cape has to offer. This wine is crafted in an EASY-drinking, and Its BIG appeal is due to its flavors being so pleasant, refreshing and approachable.

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  • Protea Red Blend 2012

    Red Blend
    Coastal Region, South Africa

    A beautiful deep ruby, shows aromatic notes of blackberry, espresso and spice. On the palate the wine is full and juicy, balancing ripe fruit subtle tannins, giving it great versatility for food pairings.

  • Rust en Vrede Estate Red Blend 2011

    Red Blend
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    One of Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines, this Cabernet blend is well balanced and structured. Ripe fruit and cassis aromas are beautifully integrated with subtle oak and spice

    Professional Rating: 93

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