From South Africa comes a 13.5% alcohol wine costing $15 and scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. The 2014 Stonehaven Sauvignon Blanc from the Point Cape Vineyards at Noordhoek, South Africa, has citrus and a Loire Valley nose, completely unlike Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand.


This is a high quality food wine. It’s modeled after the Sancerre style. Crisp and refreshing.

At five years old, it is peaking but will hold together another two years. I like some age on my Sauvignon Blanc wines. The tropical fruits, lime, and white grapefruit aromas all enhance seafood and even grilled chicken.  It is also the perfect wine for oysters prior to a summer’s evening meal. It’s a “yes”. In Vino Veritas.