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2010 Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc: 93 Points, James Suckling

New James Suckling scores are in for Anthonij Rupert’s 2010 Cabernet Franc and they are great. See the tasting notes below.

Anthonij Rupert
Cabernet Franc
Score: 93
Tasting Note

“Very ripe berries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Well balanced with round texture, fines tannins, lemon zest and almost wet earth undertones. Full and generous with a lightly austere finish. Drink now or hold.” -James Suckling


2012 Anthonij Rupert Franschhoek Optima: 93 Points, James Suckling

Anthonij Rupert’s 2012 Optima was recently scored by James Suckling. See the great tasting notes below.

Anthonij Rupert
Optima – Red Blend
Score: 93
Tasting Note

“The nose is already quite developed, whereby lovely creme de cassis aromas are mingled in with hints of tobacco and leaves. Full-bodied and showing a core of still tangy ripe fruit. Very fine all around. Bordeaux blend. Drink Now.” – James Suckling


2015 Protea Chenin Blanc: 91 points, James Suckling

James Suckling recently had the opportunity to taste the 2015 Protea Chenin Blanc. Read his glowing review below.

Chenin Blanc
Score: 91
Tasting Note

“Herbaceous notes of fennel mixed with fresh stone fruits. Fresh and balanced. Really pleasant texture. A bit waxy with with good length. Medium body. Enjoy now.” -James Suckling


92 Points, Top Value for 2013 Els Cabernet in Wine Spectator

With a score of 92 points, the 2013 Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the top-rated "red wine values" in the upcoming September 30, 2016, Wine Spectator.

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Ernie Els ‘Big Easy’ Wines Featured in Golfweek

GW-cover-0523-291x388The May 23 edition of Golfweek magazine is all about golf and wine, and Ernie Els’ Big Easy wines received great reviews – and a place on the cover!

Master Sommellier Randall Bertao of Los Altos Golf & Country Club in California tasted through the collections and offered these tasting notes:

On Ernie Els Big Easy White: “Very bright red apple fruit (think unoaked chardonnay) with mouth-watering acidity and a clean finish.”

On Ernie Els Big Easy Red: “There’s a lot going on with this wine. Spice and flesh from the syrah, structure from the cab and variety from the other grape contributors. Dark fruited with exotic spices and a savory flavor.”

Get the whole story and the full reviews here.

Ernie’s Els for Father’s Day

somm in the city logo_smallThe “Somm in the City” wine blog by sommelier, chef and food and wine pairing expert Sara Lehman has turned its sights on Father’s Day wines, and Ernie Els Big Easy Red and Big Easy White are among the selections.

They’re among several “Wines That Give Back”—a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Big Easy Red and Big Easy White are going to Els for Autism, Ernie’s foundation that supports children on the autism spectrum and their families.

You can find the post here.

Wine Enthusiast Highlights Ernie Els Wines

Wine Enthusiast looks at some newcomers to wine from the sports world, but doesn’t overlook a guy who has been there for a long time now: Ernie Els. From the May issue of the magazine:

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Forbes Profiles Anthonij Rupert’s Johann Rupert

Forbes associate editor Abram Brown talks wine with Johann Rupert, owner of Anthonij Rupert Wines.

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