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Excelsior Syrah 2018
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This is a red wine imageExcelsior Syrah 2018

$8$6.95
 
Wine & Spirits 88
“..lavender and black-pepper scents, candied-blueberry flavors and strong tannins. Decant it to bring out savory notes of black olive and serve with a dry-rubbed steak.”-W&S

“This bright, approachable Syrah is bursting with juicy flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice and plum, with notes of dark chocolate and Asian spice that interlace with subtle earthy undertones. A crowd pleasing red, this wine consistently garners “Best Buy” accolades.“-Winemaker Notes

“The picturesque Robertson Valley is nestled between ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #8808
Shelf at store:6a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap

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Wine & Spirits 88
“..lavender and black-pepper scents, candied-blueberry flavors and strong tannins. Decant it to bring out savory notes of black olive and serve with a dry-rubbed steak.”-W&S

“This bright, approachable Syrah is bursting with juicy flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice and plum, with notes of dark chocolate and Asian spice that interlace with subtle earthy undertones. A crowd pleasing red, this wine consistently garners “Best Buy” accolades.“-Winemaker 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 Wine EstateExcelsior 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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Valerie

Perfect, for the price

"We discovered this wine while staying at Animal Kingdom lodge in Disneyworld. They do specialize in south African wines. We thought it was a bargain at $15 a bottle in disney. We were so happily surprised to find the price at Empire - now we buy by the case. Anyway, it's what you want from an everyday wine from South Africa. It's bold. Black fruit in the nose. Some roses. Pleasant floral. But higher in alcohol so decanting really helps it. Leave it out for an hour or more and its like a $30 bottle to me anyway. Enjoyable. Truly."

Theo

Just delicious

"For the price, this is an excellent wine value. It shows lots of fruit, some mineral and a decent finish. Luscious and very easy to drink without it being like Coca-Cola®. Highly recommended."

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