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Terra Blanca Onyx 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Mint, dried berry fruit and strawberries in cream greets the nose along with notes of toasted nuts and leather. Lots of red cherry fruit pops on the entry here along with some spicy earth, toasted nut, and sagey herb notes. This is broad and wide open today, expansive on the palate and transparent with fruit that is decidedly in the red end of the spectrum with subtle yet distinct accents of herbs, licorice and cardamom spice and finely integrated oak spice that all fans out on the rather long if slightly austere finish. This combines lovely intensity of flavor with a relatively lightweight style. Love it. 93pts

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Onyx:
Onyx is a boutique wine label, now sold as Daring Cellars Premium range, produced by Darling Cellars on the west coast of South Africa, close to Cape Town. The grapes for the wines are sourced from various growers within the Groenkloof vineyard area, known for its diverse soil types and favorable microclimates. As Onyx, the wine was originally named for the deep black, semiprecious stone foun... Read more
Onyx is a boutique wine label, now sold as Daring Cellars Premium range, produced by Darling Cellars on the west coast of South Africa, close to Cape Town. The grapes for the wines are sourced from various growers within the Groenkloof vineyard area, known for its diverse soil types and favorable microclimates. As Onyx, the wine was originally named for the deep black, semiprecious stone found in the granite bedrock in the vineyard’s soils. These premium wines are made from hand-selected grapes, carefully monitored in the cellar with regular evaluations to ensure quality.  Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Terra Blanca Onyx

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,435
4.50 5
01/09/2013

Mint, dried berry fruit and strawberries in cream greets the nose along with notes of toasted nuts and leather. Lots of red cherry fruit pops on the entry here along with some spicy earth, toasted nut, and sagey herb notes. This is broad and wide open today, expansive on the palate and transparent with fruit that is decidedly in the red end of the spectrum with subtle yet distinct accents of herbs, licorice and cardamom spice and finely integrated oak spice that all fans out on the rather long if slightly austere finish. This combines lovely intensity of flavor with a relatively lightweight style. Love it. 93pts


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Snooth User: Wineshout
1118902108
0.00 5
11/05/2012

Dark fruits and cherry. Satiny smooth. Solid tannins and good acidity. A hint of the oak monster mucking about. Good quality-price ratio. The ONYX, a Seattle Wine Awards Gold Medal winner, is winemaker Keith Pilgrim’s signature Bordeaux blend, which the winery says is a snapshot of the vineyard. Wineshout.com


Snooth User: JoshuaChrist
107294252
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/15/2009

Good dark fruit nose. On the palette, black cherry, cedar, cassis, some black berry. Decent acidity. All in all a good wine.




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