2008 Haskell Vineyards Cape Winemakers Guild Paradigm

Estate: Haskell Vineyards

Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa

 Brought to Helena's Restaurant in downtown Stellenbosch.

Brought to Helena's Restaurant in downtown Stellenbosch.

Tasting Note:December 17, 2015

Dark ruby red. Thick cassis and dark fruits on the nose. Very fruity for a South African, split directly in the middle between a fruit-forward Napa styled Cabernet and a dryer French Bordeaux. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) with a moderate body. Was spectacular with the cheese. Slightly dry finish and long. Note to self, cheese wine, have before food. Insanely great value, wish we had more space.

Bordeaux blend led with 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Only 138 cases produced and 70 auctioned.

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2024.


94 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Purchased from Wine Concepts on Kloof for $37.33.