March 2, 2008

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Mulderbosh Sauvignon BlancWe've had this wine several times and visited the winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa - so we knew what we were getting into here. 8.5/10 rating as it's one of the top Sauvignon Blancs out there, in our book. The Mulderbosch isn't as dry as the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, so a great flavorful choice to complement last night's stuffed sole (fantastic work, McCoy's). The Mulderbosch dances a quick ditty on the tip of your tongue before drying up on it's way down. Crisp and clean. $18 at Sam's and pretty easy to find. You'll easily remember the creative label of this vineyard.

Mulderbosch VineyardsWhile in SA, this was on our short list of must-hit wineries because of this exact wine. Little did we know it wasn't open to the public. Regardless, the Viticulturist welcomed us in for a tasting. As we sat in what was more like a living room than a tasting room, he scrambled off for to get something "we must try". He returns with a golden/apple juice colored wine in the bottom of an empty Evian bottle. He tells us it hasn't even been bottled yet, asked what we thought, and the proceeded to ask for help naming it after hearing we were both in advertising. We were both speechless, which is rare ;). It was a Noble Late Harvest dessert wine, which still isn't on their website. Fun times!

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