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Lievland Cabernet Sauvignon, Coastal Region, South Africa 2018

Regular price $ 18.90

A combination of high-altitude cooler Stellenbosch vineyards (80%) and dry-land warmer climate Paarl vineyards (20%) makes for a balanced wine with both complexity and abundance of fruit. The Stellenbosch fruit adds structure and elegance to the wine, while the grapes from Paarl add riper dark fruit and richness. Hints of pencil shavings, blueberries, and ripe plums are all evident on the nose, while the palate boasts dark fruit with soft tannins and an elegant polished finish. Aiming to craft a more unique "South African" style of Cabernet, a small percentage of Cinsault was added, lifting the aromatics and contributing vibrant fruit flavors. In contrast, a small amount of Cabernet Franc contributes to the structure with depth and dark fruit.