Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

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

Editorial Reviews for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,179
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/10/2009

ripe with an almost peachy fruitiness on the nose, fresh cut grass, almost dandelion like, subtly floral, very fresh in the mouth, a touch lean but crisp with lemon, herb, and very soft chili notes, there’s a ripe sweetness to the fruit here, nice crisp grassy tones on the rather long and succulent finish which ends with a spearmint finale 88pts


Member Reviews for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/11/2013

Decent little sauvignon blanc. Some grapefruit and lemon with a decent bite of citrus. Not overly complex but a good mid week summer drinker.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
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


Snooth User: rplaine1
62726133
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/31/2010

Great tasting wine for the price!


Snooth User: mlfmonkey
23520132
1.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/18/2009

One and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/07/2012

Very fresh, with verbena, kaffir lime and fennel notes, showing nice zip through the finish. Contains 4 percent Chenin Blanc. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

With many stylistic similarities to the much heralded sauvignon blancs of New Zealand, South Africarsquo;s many well-priced, crisp and refreshing versions of that terrific variatal are fast gaining in popularity (as evidenced by our rapidly expanding South African section). This pretty white shows all the rich passion fruit and zesty gooseberry yoursquo;ve come to expect from this grape, at a price thatrsquo;s hard to beat. A perpetually great match for seafood of all stripes.


External Review
11/20/2013

A crowd-pleaser, this easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc displays appealing citrus and tropical fruit aromas that lead to a fresh, invigorating palate of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig. Backed by a solid acidity, herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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?


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Fresh-cut lime and herb notes lead to a brisk, racy finish. Drink now.


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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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