Ernie Els Wines

+27 (0)21 881 3588 P. O. Box 7595 Annandale Rd
Stellenbosch, 7599
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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2011

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    Impressive, but seems young and a bit raggedy edged, everything not quite settled in. Perhaps, given a couple of years, this one will be great. Beautiful chocolate/plum/cherry/thyme nose and dark dark ruby/burgundy color. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • It’s time again to venture into the unknown in order to find some new wines for the coming summer season. Chenin Blanc may be best known in it’s home, France’s Loire Valley, but it is also an exceptionally important variety in South Africa. Perhaps the most important white variety as South Africa continues to re-establish it’s markets around the... Read More

    From the article South African Chenin Blanc


  • Ernie Els Chenin Blanc Big Easy 2013

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    A touch reticent on the nose though this does deliver some attractive quince, sour plum and vaguely green nutty aromas. Smooth, tart, and rich though undoubtedly from a touch of RS here. The flavors are simple but intense, with quince, lime, and even a little guava rolling off the powerful palate. Thi is an intense wine and the electric acidity ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • It's not a totally new chateau and they don't actually call it "Brad Pitt" or "Tres Jolie" or something ridiculous like that.  Lots of celebs own wineries and they rehabbed this one and actually partnered with experienced, accomplished winemakers.  Somehow when a former exec of AOL (Meteor Wines) or the franchiser of Motel Six (his neighbor at S... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I guess I dont know how to...


  • Maybe I’m a purist or maybe too old fashioned and trapped in my own little world of terrior and varietals.  But this for some reason makes me uncomfortable.  Is Justin Beaver coming out with a Sauv Blanc next month?  Or maybe a new Chenin Blanc....   Whats next….Brangelina's (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) new wine premiers to rave reviews.  http... Read More

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  • Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2010

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    59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 6% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit VerdotJellied black fruits, mint, tomato leaf, black currants, spicy oak, and raw beef greet the nose here. Its a lovely nose, a bit subtle perhaps, but with great complexity. Focused and almost silky with its seamless balance. This is a delightful wine in the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dave, that Sangiovese/Cab/Merlot blend sounds pretty good.  I've have only recently learned much about Super Tuscans and now enjoy trying them.A couple days ago you asked about prices, and I think the short answer to your question is, "Yes."  I'm sure that GregT has a better understanding of this but from my observation a winery will set a retai... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Accidental Wine Entusiast


  • Hi, I am an accidental wine enthusiast. As part of a major remodeling project including our family room I revived my interest and enjoyment of wine. Our family room was redone using dark hickory planking and the room has a short wall next to our fireplace. This wall has always presented a challenge to make use of the space. I researched and sear... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Accidental Wine Entusiast


  • Ernie Els Big Easy Red 2011

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    $19.89 Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Today we are faced with an ever expanding selection of wine we might know little about: Red Blends. We know little about them because it’s sometimes hard to know what’s in one. They are in some respects unfortunate victims of their own success. Their proliferation makes them hard to define, and sometimes hard to compare. Though there is however ... Read More

    From the article Value Red Blends


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