Excelsior Wine Estate

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.

Excelsior Syrah 2016
“This bright, jammy Syrah is bursting with juicy flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice, and plum, with hints of dark chocolate and Asian spice that interlace with subtle earthy undertones. A tasty, crowd-pleasing red. Excelsior’s vineyards are characterized mostly by calcareous clay terroir.
Item Number: 8808
Case: $83.40

Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"A juicy, friendly style, with a mix of cassis and cherry preserves backed by a red licorice echo through the light toasty finish."
Item Number: 1219
Case: $71.40

Excelsior Chardonnay 2013
88  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 88"Pear drop and spice aromas complicated by a leesy nuance. A touch sweet but has the apple and soft citrus fruit intensity and bracing acidity to support it…Delivers terrific fruit and verve for ten bucks.”