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Bayten Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
  • WS89
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Winemaker Notes

This racy, livewire bottling offers tremendous bang for the buck, consistently earning Best Buy/Best Value accolades. It's packed with zesty flavors of gooseberry, green pepper, and lime backed by pronounced herbal notes and a minerally tang. It displays an elegance typical of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

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Wine Spectator

A nice chive- and thyme-filled version, with lively lime and mineral flavors on the finish. Opens steadily in the glass, with a white asparagus note blossoming. Very tasty. Drink now.

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Bayten

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Bayten, , South Africa
Bayten
Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa’s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay.

Today under the guidance of current proprietor Lars Maack, the winery has earned a... View More

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Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America...

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Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America, Napa Valley’s Oakville district covers the stretch of valley floor and foothills between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. This AVA is home to the legendary To Kalon Vineyard as well as many powerhouse wineries including Screaming Eagle, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, and Opus One. The climate is generally warm and agreeable and the soil is well-drained, resulting in year after year of favorable vintages.

Cabernet here is often bottled varietally but is also popular in [Bordeaux blends]. Oakville wines are known for their rich texture, structured tannins, dark and brooding fruit, often with a healthy dose of new oak. These age-worthy and prestigious wines are favored by collectors throughout the world.