Ruth B wrote:the Ernie Els wines are available. They carry a heftier price tag but IMHO are the best wine on the market with a golfers' name on the label
David M. Bueker wrote:And they choke in competitions, just like their namesake.
Bill Spohn wrote:Yeah, I have the Sadie 2003 and 2004 Columella - any idea when they will be raedy for prime time?
My favourite cabs from SA include the Rust en Vrede Estate wine, Kanonkop Paul Sauer, Vergelegen Estate wine, Stellenryck, De Toren Fusion V, Delheim Grand Reserve, Stellenzicht estate wine, and some of the older Nederberg aution wines - R163 from the 80s.
Jenise wrote:Great--now maybe Americans will think about buying and tasting more So African wine. These wines deserve more attention than they typically get here.
Covert wrote:Nope, the world’s already all positioned with relation to Cabernet Sauvignon. And nothing is harder to change than the human mind. No other region area will ever top Northern California, and more specifically, Napa Valley. Even if a Cab was better from somewhere else, the mind couldn’t register it so.
keith prothero wrote:Good to see such positive comments about a region and its wines that I fell in love with when visiting in 2000. So much so that I now own my own winery,and live 6 months a year here. Our first vintage will be released in the USA later this year although we are still looking for a good importer for Canada.Have a look at the mullineux wines website and let me know what you think.
Bill Spohn wrote:
Of course then they'll get more reviews which result in points which result in increased prices and less availability and then we'll have to go find some other area to look to for good reasonably priced wine (I got dibs on Cahors - they don't make ANY decent wine there so every keep their paws OFF!).
Ruth B wrote:Bill Spohn wrote:Bill, no worries, the funk on Cahors scares off most folks--you can safely purchase yours in BC and I'll grab what I can in Alberta! It is still pretty affordable and for those of you who have not tried it -- YOU WON'T LIKE IT!
Salil Benegal wrote:Covert wrote:Nope, the world’s already all positioned with relation to Cabernet Sauvignon. And nothing is harder to change than the human mind. No other region area will ever top Northern California, and more specifically, Napa Valley. Even if a Cab was better from somewhere else, the mind couldn’t register it so.
I believe some people said some very similar things about Bordeaux a number of years ago. Western Australia, Coonawarra and South Africa are producing world-class Cabs at prices that are often far better (for consumers) than what Bdx and Napa have to offer right now. Here's hoping - for our sake - that this continues and that the likes of Wynn's, Meerlust, Cullen, Vasse Felix and co. keep making stellar wines.
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