The Foundation Stone 2014, Wo Western Cape

Red Blend Red Blend
Western Cape, South Africa

$14.75 (444521)

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February 17, 2018

Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The blend of five French varieties is weighty and intense with a decidedly hematic, ferric and pencil-graphite set of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An intense, sweaty, earthy and complex blend. Dry and with great intensity, concentration and firmness....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a blend of shiraz, mourvedre, grenache and cinsault from Rickety Bridge, a small winery based in Franschoek...

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Community Reviews (2)

juniacke
juniacke

A 2014 Rhone-style blend from the Western Cape region of South Africa (the French quarter, Franschoek). There is 45% Shiraz with Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Tannat. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. Medium aromas of sour cherry, plum, roses, black pepper, oak, anise, coffee. It's creamy with medium to strong drying tannins. Long finish of pepper with some lingering bitterness and tartness. Very well-balanced. Highly enjoyable and exceptional quality/price ratio.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Mainly a Rhone grapes blend (but with a little Tannat added), this is a balanced delicious wine with loads of character. Ripe, intense, complex, with hints of cured meat and pepper. Oak is well integrated and the finish has some lemony acidity. Really well done and picked up on sale for $16. Tasted July 2018.

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