Run Cheetah Run

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Gallo Winery.

Not too long ago, a giant box of wines arrived at my doorstep.  Among them was the 2007 Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc. Now, I’ve seen it on shelves in the grocery store many times.  It’s hard to miss with the bright yellow label and the cheetah on the front. Not to mention it’s often accompanied by quite the cheetah display. I don’t tend to go for the wines with critters on the front nor do I often (if ever) buy wine at the grocery store.  Anyway.  The 2007 Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc had a plastic (yellow with black spots) cork, it clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and can be found on the internet for as little as $5.54.  It hails from the Western Cape of South Africa.

I’m not sure what kind of treatment this was given, but it smelled like vanilla, cream, lemon, S’mores, grass, sweet melon, and lime on the nose.  I almost would have leaned toward Chardonnay if given this blind.  In the mouth it had melon, lime, lemon, citrus, and grass.  The wine displayed a full mouthfeel with just a tiny hint of the crispness I look for in Sauvignon Blanc.  For $5, this beats a lot of other $5 wines I’ve had.


6 Responses

  1. Love the new look, keep up the great work the number of visitors must have increased?.

  2. I think this is the first time I’ve seen a description of a wine tasting like S’mores. It sounds interesting…

  3. This was a really great read, I am very glad I came across your site.

  4. Great description! So then how would you compare it to a $3 chuck–shaw sauv blanc? Worth the extra couple bucks?

  5. Yeah…it’s cheap, & good enough for the $, but for just a few bucks more, I can do so much better!

  6. It’s not something I can say I’ve found either Allison!

    Thanks Google Guy and generators.

    Dave-I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure. And I think $2 buck chuck is $4 here! I’ve only had the Chard and one of the reds. I’d take this over that….

    Claire-I agree! But if someone is looking to spend $5, this isn’t a bad bet!

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