Fat Barrel Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Tasting Notes


Bob Lynde is a native of Portland Oregon who fell in love with South Africa and its wines while the country still faced an international economic boycott.  When the boycott was lifted in the early ‘90s, he was ready, founding Cape Classics, one of the first companies to import South African wines to the US.  He began a collaborative project with local growers, the “Bob’s African” line of wines—solid sippers offering great value—and 10% of the proceeds went to local NGOs in the communities where the wines were produced.  He sold the import company in 2005 to focus on developing the Fat Barrel Brand, which includes both South African and Oregon wines, and continues the Bob’s wines as well.

The Western Cape is characterized by a temperate climate with cool ocean breezes, perfect conditions for good ripening. 

Fruit for this wine comes from 12-18 year old vines at 150 meters above sea level, planted on Clovelly and Glenrosa soils. Grapes were harvested early in the morning to preserve their freshness; after destemming, they went through brief skin contact and cold settling.  Fermentation took place in stainless steel, and the wine saw a brief lees contact to add roundness.


Classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas with a combination of tropical fruit flavors over layers of freshly cut grass and white asparagus. It is a crisp wine with lingering fruit flavors and a mouth-watering zesty lime acidity.


This wine is happy to stand alone.  It will pair well with seafood, shellfish, roasted chicken, salads or light appetizers.

Food Pairing Suggestions

East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Fondue, Green Salads, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish, Sushi

South Africa , Cape Of Hope
Grape Varietal:
Sauvignon Blanc
$13.00 each