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Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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“This delicious, crowd pleasing Cabernet delivers serious bang for the buck! It exhibits 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.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot.”-Winemaker’s Notes

“The picturesque Robertson Valley is nestled between two rugged mountain ranges near the Breede ("Broad") River. It was here that the De Wet ... read more
Item ID: #1219
Shelf at store76c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap

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“This delicious, crowd pleasing Cabernet delivers serious bang for the buck! It exhibits 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.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot.”-Winemaker’s Notes

“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.”-Winery Notes

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Excelsior Estate is an intriguing blend of vineyards and horses. The fourth and fifth generations of the De Wet family currently farm the land of their ancestors and continue an equine tradition dating back over a century. The estate turns out several full-bodied, fruity whites and lush, supple reds, and gives tribute to its horse-breeding origins with an equine-themed label.

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Jen

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Norman

Great Value

"Fairly full-bodied and smooth."

Emma

Best wine for the price!

"I love this wine! Rich and plummy and very full bodied"

Sprientje

Cab for the win!

"I am South African and an SO proud of this batch! I have recommended the 2012 for several occasions and have had LOTS of awesome feedback...LOVE IT!"

Wayne

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Colleen

Great value great taste

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