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Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

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South Africa
Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Regional Wineries:
Fairview
Mulderbosch

Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML    
Sku: 20343

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 regionís 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.

Robertsonís 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 Parkerís 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 estateís longstanding horse breeding tradition is reflected in the equine theme on the Excelsior labels.

Tasting notes
Blackish plum in color. A medium-to-full bodied wine. Displays sweet, plummy notes on nose, with vanilla, chocolate and blackcurrants on palate. Has soft, ripe tannins and a long velvety finish.

Country: South Africa
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
Our Price $6.99
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Case Price $83.88
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Name: Arthur from RIDGEWOOD, NJ
Review:
For $7 you will be astoundingly surprised.