Neil Ellis

Posted on: March 17th, 2008 by

A few notes about the whites.

All the Chardonnays are fantastic. Yes they have oak, but great balance and acidity. Probably my favorite Chardonnay in the world for under $20. I also really liked the Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc; it is barrel fermented, which gives it a nice richness and takes the sharp edge (all that green/gooseberry flavor) off. I was very happy to drink both of them.

We also had magnums of 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon at dinner; again, the top South African reds really benefit from some bottle age. That greenness of the Cab dissolves.

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