Mountain Gate 2001 Sauvignon Blanc (Stellenbosch)
Opens with enticing aromas of hay, fresh peaches and boxwood. The distinct flavors of white peach, nectarine and sweet pear juice are fresh and rich. The weighty fruit sings through to the finish, where it closes with an herbal tang.
Mountain Gate 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stellenbosch)
Accessible, medium-weight, and in the international style. The typical South African earth and iodine notes are nicely tamed here. They compliment rather than obscure the dry, dark berry fruit, offering just enough character keep this from being generic. Finishes with cocoa hints.
Mountain Gate NV Red Wine (Lodi)
Smells like a sugary confection, high in oaky caramel, and turns a little sweet. Sangiovese, Syran and Carignan.