Zondernaam Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

$22.99 $13.99
Save $9.00
Item No. 91359
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

A rich opaque color with a red rim. The nose is pure Cabernet fruit, with hints of plums, fennel and lead pencil showing off the purity of aroma plus a little dark chocolate thrown in for good measure. The wine displays firm yet round tannins and a lovely texture. It develops on the palate and leaves with a wonderfully satisfying mélange of fruit and subtle oak flavors for a rich finish. Enjoy this Cabernet with grilled veal chops, roast pork and other roasted meats. It's also delicious with pecorino, blue and gruyere cheeses. You can age this wine for another three to five years.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

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winebrat - Hollis, NH (read all my reviews)

This is the first South African wine I've bought. Overall, I thought this wine was good to very good. It is approachable right after openning. There is forward fruit with plum and cherry/berry flavors. Leather and tobacco with the oak and tannins provide good balance. I thougt it was easy to drink. The wine stood up well to grilled, chile-rubbed flank steak with a tangy salsa verde and rich bacon, scallion smashed potatoes, but it did not stand out. On sale for $11.99 this was a bargin.
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Learn About Zondernaam

Zondernaam is the second label of the highly acclaimed TOKARA winery in South Africa. TOKARA"s award winning wines, restaurant and architecturally designed winery has quickly made a name for itself. The farm is situated on the high reaches of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, the majestic mountains always seen in photo"s of South Africa"s wine region. Steeped in history,...

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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 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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