Guardian Peak Frontier 2008

Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 102243
  • ST88
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Shiraz 32%, Merlot 17%.

To the eye, the wine is a bright ruby bed.

On the nose, the wine offers aromas of strawberries, candy floss and dark ripe cherries. Shows sleek oak spice and a delicate smoked bacon essence infused with a leathery feel from the Shiraz.

The palate is refined, with good body and a richly structured mid palate. Shiraz seems to dominate the palate and gives a juicy feel to the wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark berries, wild herbs, licorice and menthol on the nose. Then surprisingly lush on the palate, with sweet, spicy flavors of black cherry, plum, licorice and sexy smoky oak. Nicely integrated acidity gives this wine very good vinosity. Finishes with dusty but easygoing tannins and juicy persistence."
88 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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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