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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Ernie Els Signature 2006
Ernie Els Signature 2006
(search item no. 109297)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Ernie Els Signature has a solid, supremely deep garnet colored core. Notes of luxurious chocolate, crème de cassis and roast beef shower a rich, titillating structure. This classy Bordeaux-style blend is prodigious powerful yet impeccably pure and sleek. The high cabernet franc component adds a fine, glossy texture and seamless length. Exotic and sensual in its youth, expect the plush fruit and structure to interlace and command further complexity with age.
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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.