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Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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Enticing melon, citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, zesty flavors of passion fruit, lime, mango and green fig, supported by a spine of racy acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.

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Indaba:
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of 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. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a s... Read more
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of 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. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a scholarship for formerly disenfranchised South Africans who are interested in wine-related careers. 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. Read less

Member Reviews for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
04/21/2011

a little funky on the nose, hint of petrol above the citrus fruit, a little spice and tart


Snooth User: Leah Mansback
5555651,286
3.00 5
04/22/2011

Petrol at first, tart, acidic


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
3.00 5
04/22/2011

Slightly funky nose opens up to pineapple. Crisp and zesty with sharp acidity.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
211788549
2.50 5
04/22/2011

Very nice value wine. I like the mild acidity that keeps the wine fresh


External Reviews for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A lime-scented white with gooseberry flavors, this is light in the middle, refreshing in the end. For cracked crab.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Having commented on the dissimilarity between Indaba's Chenin Blanc and those of the Loire, it's no surprise that when it comes to their 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, nobody would fail to recognize its common grape of origin with those of the Loire, or for that matter Marlborough, Sudsteiermark, or elsewhere in the world. What is remarkable, though, is the refusal of this wine - or at least, of the people behind it - to settle for the obvious, generic gooseberries, passion fruit, cassis leaf, boxwood, or grass clippings that so often spell "Sauvignon." Instead, we are treated here to aromas of grapefruit, honeydew melon, sage and mint. So ingrained are the expectations with this grape that the back label even tells you to expect (among other more plausible candidates) "gooseberry - bell pepper and fresh cut grass," but I certainly don't get much of that! This mouth-filling, downright luscious, refreshing, and cleansing wine finishes with slightly bitter but by no means unattractive notes of herb and peach kernel. If such quality can be rendered for $10, why should we (or the reputation of a wonderful grape) have to put up with 90% of what is nowadays bottled from Sauvignon Blanc?


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Granny Smith apple and clementine flavors are the backbone of this wine, with additional accents of white florals and green plum skin. Medium weight with aggressive but enjoyable acidity and a zippy finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Gooseberry, citrus and minerals comprise the nose and the palate of this lively, approachable white. Restrained and elegant, the wine features a crisp minerality beneath the fruit to give it poise. A refreshing warm weather choice.


External Review
01/03/2012

Clean, fresh and appealing but not overly complex, this Chenin has a citric quality that immediately evokes warm weather sipping and seafood pairings. Itrsquo;s a white that offers friendly flavors and a refreshing quaff, all at a very palatable, everyday price.


External Review
12/17/2010

Another winner from South Africa's Cape Indaba. Their Sauvignon Blanc has loads of tropical fruit meshed with floral nuances.


External Review
01/03/2012

Having commented on the dissimilarity between Indabarsquo;s Chenin Blanc and those of the Loire, itrsquo;s no surprise that when it comes to their 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, nobody would fail to recognize its common grape of origin with those of the Loire, or for that matter Marlborough, Sudsteiermark, or elsewhere in the world. What is remarkable, though, is the refusal of this wine mdash; or at least, of the people behind it mdash; to settle for the obvious, generic gooseberries, passion fruit, cassis leaf, boxwood, or grass clippings that so often spell ldquo;Sauvignon.rdquo; Instead, we are treated here to aromas of grapefruit, honeydew melon, sage and mint. So ingrained are the expectations with this grape that the back label even tells you to expect (among other more plausible candidates) ldquo;gooseberry mdash; bell pepper and fresh cut grass,rdquo; but I certainly donrsquo;t get much of that! This mouth-filling, downright luscious, refreshing, and cleansing wine finishes with slightly bitter but by no means unattractive notes of herb and peach kernel. If such quality can be rendered for $10, why should we (or the reputation of a wonderful grape) have to put up with 90% of what is nowadays bottled from Sauvignon Blanc?


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Enticing melon, citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, zesty flavors of passion fruit, lime, mango and green fig, supported by a spine of racy acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.

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