Red wines and chardonnay form this flavorful quartet of South African wines
About This Deal
South Africa has been making wine since the seventeenth century—that’s longer than anywhere in the United States. This offer features four wines, including some of the premium wines of Radford Dale— wines that can compete with those made anywhere in the world.
Radford Dale Syrah-Grenache-Cinsault: An eclectic blend, the wine features a mix of Syrah, Grenache, and Cinsault, all classic grapes of the French Rhone Valley. A vivid purple color, this wine has enticing notes of berry, spices, earth, lavender, and a little licorice. This complex and delicious wine is a great pair for mushroom dishes and pepper sauces.
New World Cabernet-Merlot: This wine is a blend of two of the world’s most popular red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It has ripe red fruit and cherry flavors leading on the palate. It is well-structured and wonderfully complex. This is the perfect wine to pair with big and hearty beef dishes.
Granite Ridge Chenin Blanc: In its past, Chenin Blanc was only used in the lowest quality wines, but now Chenin Blanc is one of South Africa’s signature grapes. This white is crisp, dry and refreshing, with notes of soft and ripe fruit, balanced by the right note of acidity. The Chenin Blanc is also an excellent food wine and should be consumed with all sorts of food.
Radford Dale Chardonnay: Unlike your typical California Chardonnay, this vibrant and classically styled Chardonnay is absent of the buttery and oaky flavors and delivers an austere well-structured wine. It is a great match for fish entrees but will also serve as a refreshing sipper on the patio on a temperate evening.
- Shipping not included: $9.95 for 4 bottles or $24.95 for 12 bottles
- Does not ship to PO Boxes, Canada, AK, HI, AL, MS, KY, or UT
Need To Know
About Radford Dale Wines
Most winemakers don’t get started until later in life. Alex Dale, on the other hand, discovered his life’s passion at age 15, and the knowledge he’s accumulated with each passing day distinguishes every bottle of Radford Dale Wines. Dale left his native England for the cork fields of Burgundy, but chose to locate his winery in a fertile region of South Africa, also known as The Cape of Good Hope, because of the creative freedom afforded him there. Among Dale’s first projects was restoring the good name to the chenin-blanc grape, whose image was forever tarnished when a wayward semi-truck ran it over. Dale’s 2009 chenin-blanc vintage consummately balances lemon notes with the sweetness of spice and biscuit in a brand-defining reinvention. Wine aficionados surprised by the lack of a cork in Radford Dale bottles should read over Dale’s argument for the screwcap.