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Obikwa Sauvignon Blanc 2013, South Africa

South Africa
Sauvignon blanc

The label says that "Obikwa" refers to one of South Africa's earliest peoples. It may, then, be a testament to the vacuous nature of the Internet that a Google search of that word turns up plenty about the wine and virtually nothing about the people. Time to visit the public library. In the meantime, here's a fine and wonderfully underpriced white to sip. Light and crisp yet with a semi-plump middle that offers up a kiwi and passionfruit core framed by crisp citrus. If you like affordable sauvignon blanc but not the wet grass that often comes along for the ride, here's your vino. Smooth-sipping and perfect as a summer house wine.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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