Guardian Peak SMG 2007

Rhone Red Blends from South Africa

Price: $25.00 $21.99
Save $3.01 (12%)
Item No. 105139
  • WS89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance : Bright ruby red

Aroma : Floral aromas are dominant with jasmine being the most prevalent. An opulent richness with hints of spice and oak characteristics.

Palate : Aromas filter through onto the palate with red berry flavours being prominent. This wine shows great structure with a long lingering finish.

Syrah 62% Mourvèdre 26% Grenache 12%

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and juicy, with a rock-solid grip, this lets plum sauce, black licorice, Turkish coffee and macerated cherry notes play out nicely through the rich, slightly muscular finish. A hint of lingering pepper adds length. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Drink now through 2010. 5,700 cases made."
89 Points

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Guardian Peak is designed to compliment those who enjoy a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle, and the wines are crafted to be accessible and enjoyed anywhere at any time. Lifestyle is always a priority in the Cape Winelands, and the Guardian Peak range is flexible and dynamic to enhance any lifestyle activity imaginable. Fine wine, superb food and magnificent panoramic views are...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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