Name – 2014 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc
Region – South Africa – Cape Peninsula
Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc
Pricing – $19.99
Acidity – High
Alcohol – 13.5%
Clear, light straw in color
Clean, green bell pepper mixed with grass hit the nose immediately. This is followed by citrus fruits like lime and lemon and then a mineral component.
Dry – Medium bodied with high acidity.
Citrus grapefruit, lime, bell pepper and mineral all follow the nose to the palate for a fairly simple overall tasting experience.
Medium length mineral finish.
I thought the Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc is a relatively good wine. Definitely shows off that green character South Africa is known for. The nose previewed the palate perfectly so no real surprises. Great refreshing wine for the summer or any night for that matter where you do not want something too heavy.
Food – Seafood, Crab Cakes in particular.
Wine Publication Ratings
Wine Advocate – 90pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
The wine shows a complex array of tropical fruit, grapefruit and limes all held together by an incredible mineral backbone. The palate is focused and racy, made in a style to be a wonderful food companion. Best enjoyed with fresh line fish, oysters, sushi, crayfish and summer dishes in general.
About Cape Point Vineyard (Source: Cape Point Website)
Cape Point Vineyards is an Award Winning Wine Estate with a restaurant and function venue with sea and mountain views in Cape Town.
Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in Noordhoek in the Cape Point Peninsula where our close proximity to the ocean and the ancient soils of the Table Mountain Range not only provides a phenomenal setting, but also a terroir ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc that is strong in minerality and complexity.
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