Vilafonté is a high-profile collaboration between the well-known American winemaking team of Zelma Long and Phil Freese and South Africa's Mike Ratcliffe. On the Paarl side of the Simonsberg mountain, it was founded in 1996 and their first release was the stellar 2003 vintage. Meticulous viticulture and up-to-date, modern cellar practices ensured that Vilafonté was at the cutting-edge of fine wine and still is today.
The 2007 Series C is a Cabernet Sauvignon-led blend that impresses in youth and with age.
‘Rich and lush, but very driven … The long finish lets everything hang together nicely. Impressive.’ Wine Spectator, 93/100