Saturday, June 13, 2009


The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: In continuing my coverage of South African wines, I sort-of rediscovered my favorite South African Sauvignon Blanc producer, Neil Ellis. A few years ago, the winery introduced their "Sincerely" line, and I've been hooked ever since. The Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc 2008 is a delicious, light-bodied SB that comes from several vineyards spread between the Groenekloof and Stellenbosch districts and is a completely tank-fermented, crisp, brazen SB full of lemon zest, fresh grapefruit, guava and kiwi notes, hints of herbaceousness, and well-balanced acidity. It's a terrific pairing for the deck this summer, and would marry well with raw, chilled oysters, chilled shrimp, or light salads.

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