South Africa

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South Africa has been growing grapes and making wine for four centuries. So is it old world wine or new world wine? Who cares - it's delicious!

Natte Valleij 2020 Cinsault 750ml

$39.04

The father to our national varietal Pinotage and once stalwart red varietal of the industry, Cinsault has since fallen into obscurity. Affectionately still called Hermitage by the many old timers, it creates superbly drinkable wines festooned with red...

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Hamilton Russell 2020 Chardonnay 750ml

$69.99

Gorgeously seductive in the glass, the 2020 Chardonnay immediately offers aromas of citrus pastry cream, butterscotch, nutmeg, crème brûlée and yellow apple panna cotta. Medium-bodied and impeccably balanced, there is a pleasing...

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2020 Pinot Noir 750ml

$92.30

After the majority of the estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes were rejected in 2019 due to wildfires, the 2020 Pinot Noir marks the return of the Hemel-En-Aarde Valley bottling. Initially opening to aromas similar to that of somewhere between the Willamette...

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Demorgenzon 2020 DMZ Chardonnay 750ml

$29.47

The 2018 DMZ Chardonnay comes from several vineyards that are vinified separately and is matured in 80% used oak and 20% stainless steel. It feels composed and pure on the nose, offering walnut and Granny Smith apple notes and developing more almond...

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Boschendal 2019 Shiraz 1685 750ml

$30.35

On the nose: Dark berries (cherries, mulberries and plum) and exotic spice from oak with cool-climate pepper spice. Palate: Generous, deep black fruit and riper vintage fruit expression with pepper spice. Richness and juiciness with a round, integrated...

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Old Road Wine Co. 2019 Pardonnez Moi Cinsaut 750ml

$21.65

Typical of Cinsaut this wine has a sweet fruit character on the nose and palate. It’s a juicy wine that bursts of cranberry, fresh red cherries and red wine gums. It pairs perfectly with light dishes such as spicy calamari, chorizo sausage rigatoni...

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Mullineux 2017 Syrah 750ml

$78.17

The nose of the 2017 Syrah is elegant with black fruit showing up first, followed by red fruit expressions that mingle with spice and oak tones before subtle floral aromas present themselves and emerge gradually out of the glass. Medium to full-bodied,...

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Spier 2019 Signature Pinotage 750ml

$19.04

An oaky, light- to medium-bodied version, with melted licorice and charred toast notes married to sun-dried cherry and damson plum preserve fruit, and a lightly chewy finish. -- AN, Wine Spectator, 2021

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Old Road Wine Co. 2018 Spotted Hound Red Blend 750ml

$30.34

This daring, exotic blend consists of Grenache Noir (24%); Mouvedre (65%); and Pinot Noir (11%). The Grenache Noir is from the Agter-Paarl and bush vine cultivated. Hand-picked at optimal ripeness from selected vineyards, also in the Agter-Paarl region,...

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Sirkel 2020 Chenin Blanc 750ml

$30.34

Delicious, ripe, tropical fruits of melon, golden delicious apples, apricots and pineapple reflect the excellent, warm growing season. Meanwhile, the slight saline mineral character brings about an exciting complexity, thanks to the specific granite and...

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Tesselaarsdal Wines 2020 Chardonnay 750ml

$68.61

The 2020 Chardonnay Tesselaarsdal includes partial whole bunch, fermented in amphorae. The lovely nose of almond, marzipan, dried honey and chamomile is beautifully defined. The palate is very well balanced, with a fine bead of acidity, and citrus fresh,...

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Mullineux 2018 Kloof Swartland Rouge 750ml

$35.57

The 2018 Kloof Street Swartland Rouge is a blend of several varieties that undergo natural fermentation and 11 months in used 500-liter oak barrels. It has an understated but well-defined bouquet of brambly red berry fruit mixed with warm gravel and...

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Mullineux 2019 Old Vines White 750ml

$63.39

Once ubiquitous blending components for brandy production in years gone past have come into their own, now with old-vine complexity. Chenin Blanc is the major component (74%) along with Clairette (8%), Viognier (7%) and Grenache Blanc (6%) plus tiny...

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Graceland 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$34.99

Picked from three different vineyards varying in age from 5 to 30 years. This wine spent almost two years in the barrel with 30% new oak and was bottled unfiltered. From the best Cabernet growing area in Stellenbosch. Blackcurrant spice, red berries, and...

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