The Pledge Our Stellie Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


A classic expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon with a fine balance of power and finesse.  The wine displays a deep ruby hue.  A beautiful expression of bramble berry and blackberry compote with infused graphite.  Velvety smooth tannins with perfectly judged use of oak that respects the fruit.


A selection of two magnificent vineyard sites in Stellenbosch.  The one at the upper end of Devon Valley with its decomposed shale soil, containing 15-20% clay, lends itself intrinsically to Cabernet Sauvignon, adding bold and black fruit to the wine.  The second vineyard, situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, with its weathered granite soil adds finesse and flair to the wine.


The grapes were crushed, destemmed and cold soaked for two days prior to inoculation. Fermentation peaked at 28°C. Sufficient colour and tannin structure were extracted with regular and controlled pump overs. After extended maceration, the skins were gently pressed, and malolactic conversion was completed in tank and barrels. Barrel maturation for 14 months in 100% French oak, of which 44% first fill and 56% second fill.

Robert Parker – Wine Advocate 2023
90 Points
Cabernet Sauvignon Challenge 2023
John Platter Guide 2023 by Diners Club International
4.5 Stars
Gilbert & Gaillard Awards 2022
89 Points - Gold
2022 Veritas
2022 Michelangelo Awards
Tim Atkin 2022
91 Points
Decanter 2022
88 Points
Old Mutual Trophy 2022
85 Points

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon  

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

Style of Wine: Dry red

Technical Information:
Unit of measure: 750ml
Allergens: Contains sulphites.

Alc: 14.55 Vol% 
RS: 3.5 g/l 
pH: 3.7  
TA: 5.6 g/l