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- Innkeeper - 06-26-2003 08:08 PM

2001 Simonsig Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch, SA ($10.99 SHWC). This is the best fresh New World SB we have ever had. The eye is met with straw colored liquid with a green hue. A blast of tropical fruit with undercuts of herbs and grass on the nose and upfront, translates to bonedry, mouthfilling flavor on the palate. All followed by a completely refreshing finish. Nary a trace of oak. Matched incredibly with take out fried native shrimp baskets. Far, far superior to what was available eating in. Will be ordering more of this immediately.


- Bucko - 07-01-2003 10:34 PM

I'm totally ignorant of SA wines. I don't know why I have never explored the region.


- Kcwhippet - 07-02-2003 03:48 AM

Probably because, until recently, there wasn't much of decent quality available here.


- winoweenie - 07-02-2003 07:22 AM

And the rumor is you're the same about the places you went yesserday'. [Image: eek.gif] WW(guffaw)


- Innkeeper - 07-19-2003 03:47 AM

My last order included the 2002 vintage of this one. The price held, though I have seen it creep up little on other imports. The '02 was just as nice, if not better, than the '01. Looking forward to finishing the rest of the half box. Matched with broiled sea scallops, roast new potatoes, and salad.


- Innkeeper - 10-10-2003 05:31 PM

This was my birthday wine tonight. Had it with Maine shrimp scampi on toast points, and spinach. Very nice, but finished it before the slice of Death By Chocolate that True Love got for me. All simply wonderful. Great wine.


- Georgie - 10-10-2003 07:04 PM

Happy Birthday! Here's to a year filled with good health, good love, good friends, and of course, good wine!


- hotwine - 10-11-2003 06:46 AM

Happy B-day to youse, IK!


- Drew - 10-11-2003 07:18 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IK AND MANY MORE RECIPE FILLED YEARS!!

Drew


- dananne - 10-11-2003 11:16 AM

A belated "Happy Birthday!" to you --

Hope the day was special!


- Kcwhippet - 10-11-2003 07:11 PM

Well, a very Happy Birthday to you, IK! Great food, great wine and Bev - can't beat that.


- ShortWiner - 10-13-2003 09:44 AM

Happy Birthday, IK!

Cheers,
Matt


- Innkeeper - 10-13-2003 11:01 AM

Well, all the company's gone, and I barely remember the birthday. But, thanks everybody.


- winedope1 - 10-13-2003 07:44 PM

sorry I missed your day IK. Hope it was a happy!! Can't beat East Coast seafood! WD


- Innkeeper - 11-22-2003 07:59 AM

Carried three bottles to a special event last night. The SW drinkers had a. never had a wine from SA before and b. had never had a better SB. Good time was had by all.