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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Indaba Shiraz 2000
Indaba Shiraz 2000
(search item no. 27081)
The Wine Advocate rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cape Indaba was founded as a celebration of the newly unified nation with its wines representing the spirit of the historic changes. In keeping with South Africa's spirit of reconciliation and development, Cape Classics established the Cape Indaba Scholarship Fund to benefit the education of under privileged South Africans interested in viticulture and winemaking. The trust is funded entirely through worldwide sales of Cape Indaba wines.

Cape Indaba's Shiraz is made in a style that showcases the peppery/smoky richness of the grape. Cape Indaba purchases the fruit for this 100% Shiraz from some of the best growers and finest vineyards in the Western Cape (Western Cape is a ‘Wine of Origin', what we know as an Appellation). Its aromas of red berries and cherries flow into a light-bodied, rich mouthful of spicy, well-structured, robust fruit. Silky smooth tannins and a swath of vanilla on the finish complete the wine. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, declared this wine an "excellent value" and "delicious."

Wine Advocate "Excellent Value"

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About Indaba:

The Indaba brand was first launched in the US in 1996, shortly after South Africa transitioned to a democratic republic. "Indaba" is the Zulu word for "a meeting of the minds," or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for sharing ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa to American consumers.

The Indaba range is carefully selected from emerging regions of the Cape winelands such as Robertson, Wellington, and the Breede River Valley. Production is overseen by Bruwer Raats, celebrated winemaker of Raats Family Wines and long-term consultant for Indaba. All are bottled under user-friendly screwcap closures with environmentally friendly packaging. In addition to garnering regular "Best Buy" nods from Wine Enthusiast, Indaba has earned extensive praise in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, which described the wines as "truly mind-boggling values" for the past two consecutive vintages.

A commitment to social responsibility has always been a key part of the Indaba philosophy. A portion of the proceeds from the brand’s global sales funds a scholarship program that supports wine-related studies for students from formerly disenfranchised communities in South Africa. Through growth of the brand and via the affiliated scholarship, Indaba is proud to be a part of the positive changes that are altering the face of South Africa’s wine industry.