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Excelsior is a winery in Ashton in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since 1870. Freddie and son Peter De Wet currently oversee operations. The 220 ha of vines are dedicated to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand picked and cultivated using a minimal amount of chemicals. The wines are produced as full-bodied, intense expressions of the varietals. 

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of ... the mouth. 85pts 2012 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson South Africa 14.5% $8Imported by: Cape Classic NYC NYLots of cocoa greets the nose along with some beefy aromas and notes of earthy black currant fruit along with a hint of mushroom. A bit chunky in th... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

  • Excelsior Syrah 2011


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    Wine review by alex7ktrc

  • Excelsior Cab 750m 2008


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    Wine review by shanemarcus

  • Excelsior Syrah 2010


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    A bit muted on the nose with subtle but attractive aromas of black fruits, violets, woodsmoke, and a hint of mint and rosemary. Big, round and polished in the mouth, this delivers ripe yet fresh black currant and plum fruit gentle framed with clean, fresh oak. The balance is attractive for a wine of this size, smooth yet firm enough though allow... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Tasting inexpensive wine is always refreshing. Not because they wines always ... ... and even though the Excelsior didn’t finish with the top group today it’s also a wine i would happily drink with friends. Just like with the prices, it’s good not to get too hung up on the point scores either! Sometimes that 86pt wine, a score that says ‘“ L... Read More

    From the article Value Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


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    Wine review by rapepe

  • Excelsior Cabernet 2010


    Great Cabernet at an excellent price. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Excelsior Cabernet 2008


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    Wine review by DWCPSC

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