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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 113914)
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PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This livewire bottling is crafted by Buitenverwachting (Dutch for "beyond expectation") — a Sauvignon specialist recognized for their elegant, mineral-tinged whites. Beyond offers tremendous bang for the buck, consistently earning "Best Buy"/ "Best Value" accolades. Packed with zesty flavors of gooseberry, melon, kiwi and lime backed by pronounced herbal notes and a mineral edge, it displays an elegance typical of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.
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About Beyond:

Beyond wines are the second label fo the well-established Buitenverwachting winery in South Africa. When you manage to get your tongue around it, Buitenverwachting (pronounced bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting) is Dutch for "beyond expectation." Nestled at the base of the imposing Constantia Mountain, it’s just a few miles from the azure blue of False Bay. The farm’s history dates back to 1773, but in 1982, the property was extensively renovated and replanted, and now produces some of the Cape’s most classical wines. Beyond expectation, indeed.