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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2009
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2009
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This has to be the finest vintage of the Proprietor's Blend yet! A cool, concentrated ripening season resulted in an elegant yet resolute wine of great demeanor. The nose is finely tuned cassis, a touch of earth, graphite and meat spice. The silky structure is built like a sky-scraper, towering over a full-bodied, deeply textured palate. Cabernet Sauvignon and the other Bordeaux cultivars produce a classic feel, with 21% Shiraz adding a spicy, savory complexity. The finish is once again extremely fine and elegant.

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

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About Ernie Els:

As a leading South African ambassador and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of sports, Ernie Els has long demonstrated a passion for excellence. Focus, discipline and commitment have led to his extraordinary golf success. These same qualities are evident in Ernie Els Wines, a quest to produce premium wine that was born in 1999. Els naturally chose Stellenbosch, South Africa's most storied wine region, to produce his wines and brought on the award-winning Louis Strydom to oversee winemaking. In 2000, the first grapes were crushed for the inaugural vintage of Ernie Els Signature. In 2004, a 178-acre property on the slopes of Helderberg Mountain was chosen as the home of Ernie Els Wines.