Warwick Estate Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

Price: $21.99 $11.99
Save $10.00 (45%)
Item No. 97294
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine shows an abundance of tropical fruit, pear, grapefruit and green fig flavours on the nose that carry through to the palette. The mouth feel is crisp, yet rich and fruity, and coats the pallet evenly. The well-balanced acid and lingering aftertaste will make you come back for more.

Pair with fresh oysters, goat cheese salad or grilled/steamed fresh-water fish.

Critical Acclaim

"A richer style, with lemon verbena and kaffir lime notes backed by a juicy, minerally finish where a hint of mâche lingers nicely. Drink now."
90 Points

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Learn About Warwick Estate Map ItMap It

Warwick Estate lies in a valley enclosed by the Simonsberg, Kanonkop and Klapmutskop. Originally part of a vast piece of land known as Good Success, this eighteenth century farm belonged to Colonel Alexander Gordon who renamed his portion in honour of the Warwickshire regiment which he commanded during the Boer War. Years later in 1964, Stan Ratcliffe bought Warwick, where,...

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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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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