Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Price: $16.99
Item No. 102881
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet red color. Succulent sweet blackberry fruit layered with ripe plums, pencil shavings and fine spicy oak aromas create and inviting complex nose. Delicious dark berry fruit with savory oak in a framework of typical fine grained Cabernet tannins. The lovely ripe fruit intensity and full bodied smoothness culminate in a food friendly dry finish.

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The Simonsig vineyard lies Northwest of Stellenbosch and is privately owned by the Malan family. It produces some of the finest red and white wines as well as a sparkling wine made by the Cap Classique Methode - the local Champenoise. The Stellenbosch region is recognized as the best wine producing area in South Africa and lies 45 kilometres east of Cape Town. The first Malan...

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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