Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

Price: $10.99 $8.69
Save $2.30 (21%)
Item No. 97086
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

This racy, livewire bottling offers tremendous bang for the buck. It's packed with zesty flavors of gooseberry, green pepper, and lime backed by pronounced herbal notes and a minerally tang. It displays an elegance typical of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

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Skip - Henderson, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
I fell in love with this winery during my visit to Cape Town South Africa in Nov 2006. Their winery's name in SA is Buitenverwachting (pronounced "bait-in-ver-wok-ting", which means "beyond expectation" in Afrikaans), and EVERY white wine I tried there was amazing. (I wish they'd export the Gewurz, OMG!) So I was quite excited to get my hands on this, the latest vintage of their American-labeled Sauvignon Blanc. I was not disappointed. It was clean, crisp, beautiful, well worth the money. I went back to wine.com for more but found only one bottle remained in stock! ARGH! Must buy more! Summer is too long to go without it!
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Learn 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.

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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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