Basic Information

Name –  2014 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc

Region – South Africa – Cape Peninsula

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Pricing – $19.99

Acidity – High

Alcohol –  13.5% 

Appearance

Clear, light straw in color

Aroma/Nose

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.

Texture/Body

Dry – Medium bodied with high acidity.

Tasting

Citrus grapefruit, lime, bell pepper and mineral all follow the nose to the palate for a fairly simple overall tasting experience.

Finish

Medium length mineral finish.

Overall Experience

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.

Pairings

Food – Seafood, Crab Cakes in particular.

Cigar – Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Selección Habano

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.

Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc