Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc 2009

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Offers good peach and citrus flavors, with a refreshing finish. Drink now.

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Sebeka:
South African culture is deeply rooted in tradition and is powerfully bonded to the land. With sweeping landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and bustling cities, today South Africa is a crossroads where unique indigenous cultures and modern lifestyles meet. Sebeka® wines are a prime example of how “Old World” traditions blend with “New World” styles to create a distinct taste experience for the ad... Read more
South African culture is deeply rooted in tradition and is powerfully bonded to the land. With sweeping landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and bustling cities, today South Africa is a crossroads where unique indigenous cultures and modern lifestyles meet. Sebeka® wines are a prime example of how “Old World” traditions blend with “New World” styles to create a distinct taste experience for the adventurous wine aficionado. With a 350-year winemaking history, South Africa is quickly emerging as one of the premier winegrowing regions worldwide. We invite you to pursue the real story, exploring the preconceptions and misconceptions that often swirl around a glass of South African wine. We invite you to experience South Africa, and its vibrant and turbulent viticultural history. “Since 1652…” The wine industry in South Africa, like its citizenry, has suffered economic, political, and developmental turmoil over the past 100 years. These political forces have been extremely influential in the development of vineyards as well as in the creation and exportation of wine. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck, commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, established a food supply station for their fleet of merchant ships at the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. This powerful trade company was aware that 40% of a ship’s crew could possibly suffer from scurvy during an extended ocean voyage; therefore, they mandated a daily supply of wine for its sailors to prevent this incapacitating disease. Wine in South Africa flourished around the time of the European settlement; the first European vine went into the ground in 1655 at the southern tip of Africa, which led to the production of the first wine in 1659. Read less

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Snooth User: nypoet22
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3.00 5
02/14/2011

Three glasses


2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2010

Moderately intense nose, waxy and of pineapples and grapefruit. Lightly sweet attack, but the palate is quite dry, laced with wooden flavors and some citrus fruit.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2010

Heavy metal, baby, with dull acidity. Kind of a bitter leathery aftertaste, like the skin of a kiwi or mango.


Snooth User: solomania9
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2010

Sweet lemon and melons nose. Quite acidic and lemony with a slightly more complex backend and finish. Not bad, but great for the price.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2010

It has a cheetah-spotted synthetic cork; I respect such whimsy. At 6-some-odd dollars, what were you hoping for? It's refreshing, with citrus fruit notes backed by some peppery action and a hint of seashore. I've spent $6 on it before, and by God, I'd do it again. Pack it for the beach.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2010

It's totally acceptable, which is pretty good for this price range. Tart, dry, some citrus fruits - a more flavorful alternative to "a glass of the house pinot grigio, please." A weeknight summer quaff.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/04/2009

color-yellow corn nose-lemon peel, herbs & raw almonds mouth-nectarine,green wheat finish-medium buy it drink it


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External Reviews for Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Offers good peach and citrus flavors, with a refreshing finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Clean, balanced and simply refreshing, this Sauvignon Blanc from Sebeka fits perfectly within their line of good, affordable wines. Crisp, clean, but flavorful with tropical fruit, it makes for a dependable summertime classic on the patio.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fleshy white fruit and citrus lead the nose of this likable wine from Sebeka. On the palate it's clean, lively and offers an appealing citric punch without being overly tart. Simply a good everyday wine for a very attractive price.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/03/2010

Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2008 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2007 11/25/2009

Clean, balanced and simply refreshing, this Sauvignon Blanc from Sebeka fits perfectly within their line of good, affordable ... WE: 85 Points



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