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2018 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon South Africa

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Price:
$5.99

Description

Producer: Excelsior 
Region: South Africa 
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 
Year: 2018 

Retail Price: $8.00 
Our Price: $5.99 

Featured in our 12 Wines to Try This International Cabernet Day blog post! 

Tasting Note: 

"This Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, which are backed up with some spicy oak notes. The palate is smooth and soft, with beautiful ripe tannins and a long finish." 

About the Producer: 

"The picturesque Robertson Valley is nestled between two rugged mountain ranges near the Breede ('Broad') River. It was here that the De Wet family purchased a large tract of land in 1859, subsequently channeling the river and planting the region’s first vineyards. Today the estate is owned by Freddie and Peter De Wet, the fourth and fifth generation of De Wets to farm the property. 

Robertson’s limestone-rich clay soils are ideal for quality wine production, and Excelsior boasts over 200 hectares planted to noble grape varietals, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz. The wines consistently receive 'Best Buy'/ 'Best Value' accolades, and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate recently noted that Excelsior 'represents another of those South African instances where one wonders how the wines can possibly be well-made, distinctively-packaged, exported to the States, and still sell for a mere ten dollars.' 

The De Wets have always embraced innovation, and in 1969, Excelsior became the first wine estate in South Africa to install drip irrigation. In 1981, a modern, state-of-the-art winery was constructed with capacity to allow for future expansion. In addition to producing a series of delicious and approachable value wines, Excelsior also has a long history of horse breeding. The estate’s longstanding horse breeding tradition is reflected in the equine theme on the Excelsior labels." 

*Vintage date different than pictured 

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