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2015 Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch South Africa

95 points Decanter: "An impressive Stellenbosch Chardonnay that wouldn't look out of place in Corton-Charlemagne with its complex leesy character. A mosaic of smoke and flint adds considerable interest to this charming wine. Plush aromas of buttery lemons, biscuits and honeydew melon translate well onto the palate. This wine combines power with restraint, richness with acidity, due in part to expertly handled oak. The intensity is palpable, and the flavour and aroma characteristics last a lifetime in the mouth." 91 points Vinous: "Palish bright yellow. Fresh peach, ginger, quinine and nutty vani ...Read More » 


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DC 95 VN 91

2015 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Blend Western Cape

Wine Spectator: "*** Best Value *** Ripe and focused, with dark plum and boysenberry fruit lined with licorice snap notes. Shows modest toast through the juicy finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now. (JM)" (9/2016) K&L Notes: The Wolftrap is a robust, lively blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Viognier. From Neal Martin at erobertparker.com: "Robert Parker recently tasted Mark Kent's (a.k.a. Mr Boekenhoetskloof) Wolftrap red and white and came to the same conclusion as I in recent years: these are just wonderful bang for bucks wines that are thoughtfully crafted at this price po... Read More » 


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2016 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvèdre Rosé Stellenbosch (Biodynamic)

A perennial staff and customer favorite at K&L, this is one of our best-selling and most-raved-about rosés every year. Hand-picked from biodynamically farmed, old Mourvèdre vines in a cool coastal sub-region of Stellenbosch, it's a fresh, elegant wine that does a fantastic impression of Bandol (which is also predominantly made from Mourvèdre), but at a fraction of the cost! Waterkloof is a stunning property working with very natural, non-interventionist methods. The wines are pure, expressive and precisely balanced. I am excited to work with Waterkloof E... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2016 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc Constantia

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Best Values* This is refined, with a steely spine that lets gooseberry, verbena and white peach flavors streak through. A hint of shortbread adds range and mouthfeel along the edges. The long finish has lovely cut. An amazing value. Drink now through 2019. (JM)" (2/2017) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale bright yellow. Complex nose melds orange blossom, stone and tropical fruits, wild herbs and pepper. Plush, fruity, slightly sweet and concentrated, lifted by a floral quality and framed by integrated acidity. Finishes tactile, saline and persistent."  


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WS 92 ST 90

2015 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc Swartland

Jancis Robinson: "Easy and mouthfilling. Tangy and definitely Chenin. A great introduction to New Wave South African wine!" (9/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a slightly waxy, toffee apple-scented bouquet that perhaps lacks the complexity of some of the other vintages that I have tasted in the past. The palate is nicely balanced, quite primal in the mouth at first but settling down later on with lime cordial and peachy notes that deliver plenty of flavor. (NM)" (11/2015)  


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2015 Joostenberg "Little j" Red Rhône Blend Paarl

Winery Notes: "The Little J Red is a bistro red blend consisting of 69% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 11% Cinsault, and 7% Mourvedre. This is an unprentious, generous wine made from a selection of vineyards in the Paarl area. The predominant soils are Malmesbury Shale. These soils have a surprisingly good moisture retention capability which allows for dry-land farming in this relatively warm and dry area. The vineyards are a combination of traditional bush-vines and trellised blocks." 


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2013 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the starting point for most newcomers to the wines of South Africa. It is familiar yet exotic. Here are large, perfectly tended estates, as you would find in regions throughout the fine wine growing world, but they are framed by the dramatic and ancient Drackenstein mountains, and sometimes views of the False Bay. Winemaking in the region dates back to the late seventeenth century, which Rustenberg and its vineyard holdings also date back to. Their cellars have been in continuous production since 1892—how many Old World producers, let alo... Read More » 


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2015 Natte Valleij Cinsault Coastal Region

A stunning Cinsault from up and coming winemaker Alex Milner of Natte Valleij. The components are from multiple old bush vine vineyards around the western cape - 36% from a 1986 Malmesburg vineyard, 24% from a 1974 Stellenbosch vineyard, 24% from a 1978 Darling vineyard and 16% from a 1996 Simonsberg Paarl vineyard. The wine was fermented wild in a combination of neutral french oak cement eggs. A portion was left whole cluster. This is such an awesome wine showing the untamed elegance of this varietal. Mid-weight, silky texture a nice combination of sof... Read More » 


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2016 Radley & Finch Cinsault Rosé Western Cape

This crisp, refreshing rosé was made by winemaker Thinus Krüger and sourced from the Swartland and Paarl areas of South Africa. The 2016 vintage was warm and robust with an early harvest, producing a wine, according to the Krüger, with "aromas and flavors all focused on the red spectrum, embracing the natural sweeter notes of Cinsault combined with a fine firmness on the palate and juicy fruit at the centre of it all." 


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2013 Diemersfontein Pinotage Wellington

Grapes were sourced from six distinctive vineyards in Wellington, creating a blend with complexity and verve. From the winemaker: "On the nose distinct coffee, rich dark chocolate and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young. This unique style of Pinotage is a perfect accompaniment to salmon, roast venison and even chocolate mousse." 


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2015 A.A. Badenhorst "Curator" Red Rhone Blend Swartland

Dusty red fruits, plum, red currant, smoked meat, some briary, brambly edges. Easy to love, a nice balance and completeness on the palate. A very authentic vinous quality, nothing artificial or manufactured about this budget bottle. Great for when you fire up the “Braai” aka the grill! Top value. 


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2012 Meerlust "Rubicon" Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch South Africa

Located just 10 miles from Stellenbosch, Meerlust finds itself at the core of South Africa's winemaking history. "Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument." 


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2012 Rustenberg "John X Merriman" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 John X Merriman is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec filling in the gaps. Spending 20 months in oak, 35% new, it has a dark plum and blackcurrant-scented bouquet that is more primal than other vintages I have encountered at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with tobacco-tinged black fruit. This is supple, almost soft in the mouth that lends an easy drinking texture, but it clearly deserves a couple more years in bottle for those tannins on the finish to melt. One of South Africa's ...Read More » 


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RP 90 ST 90

2016 Storm Point (Craven) Chenin Blanc Western Cape South Africa

Winery Notes: "The grapes for this are 100% from the Swartland region. Grown on predominately granitic and shale soils that are common in the region. The vines are predominately between 20-30 years old and are a mix of bush vines and vertically trained vines. 2016 was a very early year and these grapes were harvested in the first week of February. A cool, controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel and was left on it's lees for 5 months. Malolactic fermentation was blocked to maintain the freshness and acidity. Chenin Blanc has proven to be very ... Read More » 


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2015 David & Nadia Grenache Paardeberg Swartland

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a small quantity of Syrah skins was used during fermentation for color stability; vinified with about 40% whole clusters): Juicy, firm and delineated but with compelling insinuating sweetness to the candied red fruit, spice and rose petal flavors. As brisk and fresh as the 2014 bottling: wonderfully penetrating, floral Grenache with a rising finish featuring a firm dusting of fine-grained tannins. Sexy, vibrant wine--and just 13.5% alcohol." Jancis Robinson: "Pale - very pale - ruby. Very sweet, almost strawberry jam, on the nose, yet with sufficient refreshment. Great liv ...Read More » 


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ST 92



2014 David & Nadia "Aristargos" White Blend Swartland

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Aristargos is a blend of 35% Chenin Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 15% Clairette Blanche, 19% Viognier and 8% Semillon. It has a captivating bouquet with lanolin, pressed flower and subtle nectarine aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively and vibrant with nuanced fresh ginger and lemongrass notes that impart a judicious spiciness towards the finish. The 2014 was excellent and this might be even better." (4/2017) 91 points Vinous: "Bright yellow. Clove, botanical herbs, honey, fennel and aniseed (the latter note very typical of Paardeberg, says Sadie) o ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 91

2016 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Rosé

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas has shed its baby fat and offers a medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless profile. Loaded with notions of blackberries, plums, violets and pepper, drink it over the coming 3-5 years. (NM)" (4/2017)  


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2015 Radley & Finch Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape

Sourced from across the broad Western Cape region of South Africa, Radley & Finch offers this Sauvignon Blanc at an attractive entry-level price. The 2015 vintage offered a dry and early-ripening season with low yields and high quality fruit. Fruit from the Stellenbosch, Swartland and Paarl areas offer the ripe and juicy fruit character while grapes from the Olifants river area lend a streak of green invigoration. This Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent warm weather sipper, or a companion to fresh seafood and Mediterranean fare. 


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A.A. Badenhorst "Caperitif Lot #5" Aperitif (750ml)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(17.5% alcohol; a sweet Vermouth made from Chenin Blanc flavored with Quinchona bark and 35 botanicals and sweetened with grape sugar; this is Lot #5): Copper-orange color. Knockout, endlessly complex perfume of orange blossom, cinnamon Red Hots, clove, ginger and mint. A silky, umami-like texture is utterly seamless and smooth. Hints of griotte cherry, orange zest, fynbos and tree bark are lifted by a strong spicy character. Wonderfully complex, moderately sweet and long, with a finishing note of bitter orange giving the finish a drier quality and great ...Read More » 


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ST 94


2015 The Blacksmith "Vin Noir" Carignan-Grenache Blend Swartland (Previously $25)

The Blacksmith is a small project by Tremayne Smith, who trained as a chef before following his passion and becoming a winemaker. The Vin Noir blend is 42% Carignan, 29% Cinsault and 29% Grenache. It's made with natural yeasts and is not filtered or fined. 


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2015 Sadie Family Old Vine Series "Soldaat" Grenache Noir Piekenierskloof

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Old Vine Series Soldaat is one of the few labels from Eben that is still 100% whole bunch, aged in concrete only. It has a brambly red berry fruit, a slight granitic note overlayed by wilted rose petal. The palate is very fresh and vibrant on the entry, perhaps a little more body and density than previous vintages that I have tasted, with immense purity and varietal expression on the finish. This is excellent and a very strong follow-up to the 2014. (NM)" (4/2017) 93 points Wine Spectator: "High-pitched, with bright savory and shiso leaf notes out front, giving this a pierc ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 93
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2015 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

93 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous, with a silky, persistent and racy structure guiding alluring rooibos tea, blood orange, damson plum and singed wood spice notes along. An iron edge underscores the elegant finish. Already approachable, but there's no rush. Drink now through 2020. 3,400 cases made."  


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WS 93

2015 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series -Treinspoor" Tinta Barroca Swartland

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Old Vine Series Treinspoor, Eben's Tinta Barocca cuvée, which he said has "the biggest passport in South Africa" since the grape has been grown there for a long time for fortified wine production, has a lucid ruby color. Eben told me that it is actually one of his most difficult sells but I am of the opinion that it is one of his best wines. Darker in colur than then other OVS labels, it has a captivating bouquet with raspberry, cranberry leaf, tobacco and damp wet clayey aromas. The palate has firm tannin that Eben compared to Piedmont, which I ...Read More » 


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RP 96


2013 Tokara "Reserve Collection" Chardonnay Stellenbosch (Previously $20)

91 points Vinous: "Bright yellow. Subtle aromas of stone fruits and toasty oak. Rich and broad but lively and precise too, showing good density and lift to the flavors of white peach, licorice and spices. Finishes with a slightly phenolic firmness and excellent length. These vines were planted in 2002 and 1998. (JR)" (6/2015)  


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VN 91

2014 David & Nadia "Elpidios" Red Blend Swartland

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Elpidios (which is now under the David & Nadia label) is a blend of 30% Syrah, 28% Carignan, 17% Cinsault, 14% Grenache and 11% Pinotage from seven vineyards of shale, schist, granite and iron-rich soils. Matured for 20 months in old 500-liter barrels, it has a composed bouquet with raspberry, cranberry leaf and light lavender scents. It is very floral. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, an open-knit and generous blend that expresses harmony and refinement on the finish, a saline tang lingering on the aftertaste. This is a strong ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 92

2016 Storm Point (Craven) Red Blend Western Cape South Africa

Winery Notes: "A classic Cape Blend of 57% Cinsault - 28% Syrah - 15% Carignan from vineyards in the Swartland. Ranging from 15-25 years in age, the vines are now hitting their straps and providing great flavors and full maturity. Mainly grown on granitic soils as well as some shale soils. Grapes were hand harvested towards the end of February and destemmed to tank. Gentle extraction through light pumpovers occurred for a little more than a week with ML occurring naturally in the Spring. The wine was matured in both tank and neutral barrels. The result i... Read More » 


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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* This unusual whiskey was built like a Bourbon—made with 100% corn and aged in ex-Bourbon casks for an average of five years—but sips like a mellow Canadian whiskey. It's supersoft, with lots of vanilla and sweet maple, plus a gentle, drying finish of allspice and clove. A surprising, rounded black cherry note suggests Manhattans in this whiskey's future. (KN)" (3/2016) Whisky Advocate: "South Africa may be home to an increasingly impressive wine industry — and a noted brandy producer — but the country is also home to two whisky distilleries. Drayman’s in Pretoria ...Read More » 


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WE 91

Silwervis Smiley Chenin Blanc V2 Western Cape (Natural)

This is not your everyday Chenin Blanc. The wine is made from a multi vintage solera a portion of which is kept under flor (a la sherry). Winemaker's Notes: "The Smiley NV Chenin Blanc V2 is our second release of our multi-vintage Chenin Blend. Wines for this version were selected from four different vintages spanning 2013-2016. The wine is made from fruit sourced from multiple parcels on the granitic Paardeberg terroirs of the Swartland. The wines are all naturally fermented with nothing added. Fermentation takes place in a combination of seasoned oak b... Read More » 


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2014 Mulderbosch "Single Vineyard Series - Block S2" Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch (Elsewhere $40)

Winery Notes: "In our search for distinctive, exceptional vineyards in order to create Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc, we have developed relationships with several vineyards possessing unique qualities worthy of capturing as singular expressions of their site. Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Series Chenin Blanc is the result of this joyous celebration of these unique vineyards and the people responsible for their cultivation. Each block was vinified simply and identically in order to allow these special vineyard sites to fully reveal their identity. Whole bunch pr... Read More » 


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2014 Sadie Family "Palladius" Swartland White Regional Blend

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Palladius, which was matured in 30% foudres that have been eschewed for subsequent vintages, has a refined bouquet with light petrol-like scents infusing the stone fruit aromas (peach skin and nectarine). The palate is medium-bodied with a slight viscous entry, the acidity very well pitched with a generous, caressing, lightly honeyed finish. Enjoy this over the next 4-5 years. (NM)" (4/2017) K&L Notes: This blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier starts with hand harvest and hand sorting into small boxes. Fermentation takes about three weeks at a controlled tempe... Read More » 


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RP 92

2014 The Three Foxes "Gnarly White" Voor-Paardeberg Paarl (Previously $25)

Three Foxes is another newer, South African "young guns" winery that was set up in 2004 by three friends to produce distinctive wines from small parcels. 


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2015 Crystallum "Peter Max" Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Walker Bay Back In Stock!
2015 Crystallum "Peter Max" Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Walker Bay

91 points Decanter: "A delightfully accessible Pinot from four vineyard sites in the Western Cape. A slightly farmyardy, game and redcurrant nose leads into a palate of bright red cherry fruit with a pithy grapefruit and orange acidity. There is some oak creaminess on the finish." 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "91+ (14% alcohol): Bright medium red. Complex, subtle perfume of raspberry, strawberry, flowers and spices. Fat, ripe and subtly sweet, offering lovely depth of texture to the red fruit, spice and smoke flavors. Very ripe but has the stuffing to maintain its balance and really needs another year or t ...Read More » 


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2015 Crystallum "The Agnes" Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde / Overberg Back In Stock!
2015 Crystallum "The Agnes" Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde / Overberg

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "92+ (13.5% alcohol): Pale, bright straw-yellow. A bit lighter and more citrussy on the nose than the Clay Shales, offering aromas of white peach, lemon drop, lime, apple, nutmeg, minerals and crushed stone. A bit less silky than the Clay Shales but firmer and more sharply delineated, showing less sweetening influence of oak but lovely dusty brown spice influence. A slightly cooler style with a tighter, more minerally, more savory back end. This will need some patience to put on weight and expand." K&L Notes: Crystallum is an awesome project from “young gun” winemaker... Read More » 


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ST 92

2015 Thorne & Daughters "Tin Soldier" Semillon Western Cape South Africa

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris, the 2015 Tin Soldier Semillon has a subtle nutty/oxidative note that blossoms in the glass, with hints of aniseed developing. The palate is medium-bodied with orange pith and again, nutty notes, well balanced with a gentle but quite persistence finish. Always an individual wine, this will be intriguing to watch age over the next decade. Just 140 cases produced. (NM)" (4/2017) K&L Notes: John and Tasha Seccombe started Thorne & Daughters in 2012 to celebrate the winemaking heritage of Western Cape. The 2015 was a challengin... Read More » 


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RP 92

2015 Neil Ellis "Amica" Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch

Winemaker's Notes: "Pale straw colour with vibrant green hues. A fusion of jasmine and herbs with lemon and citrus notes. The palate is creamy yet finishes with a balanced citrus twist. Subtle oaking and fermentation with native yeast bring an appealing savouriness to this wine. These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin. The dominant sour... Read More » 


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2014 Luddite "Saboteur" Red Blend Walker Bay

77% Shiraz, 19% Mourvedre, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker's Notes: "Dark garnet in appearance with plummy red edges.On the nose - spice jumps out of the glass, baked plums, dark cherry and savoury wood. The palate is rich and decadent. Dark fruit, plums and black cherries. Great balance to mid palate with hints of saltiness and a juicy, long, well balanced finish." 


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