Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004 – Stellenbosch

Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004This Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004 from South Africa, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, is rich and satisfying. In the glass, it is deep purple. On the nose is a mix of vanilla and cherries. On the palate is dark chocolate, pepper, and cherries. The finish is wonderful; it is like having a secret sip because it lasts so long. I chose this wine to go with our dinner tonight, which will be a grilled steak with brown rice and grilled asparagus drizzled with olive oil.

Tom: This Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004 is a big, chocolaty, tannic red. Very nice plummy fruit flavors. Very, very nice.

17 Responses to “Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004 – Stellenbosch”

  1. Kari Says:

    My husband & I had this wine last night and LOVED it. It was from a wine club though. Any idea on how we can buy more of this wine?

  2. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hi Kari, Thank you for your comments. I’m so glad to know that you and your husband enjoyed this wine, too. It’s a real bold and no-nonsense red, isn’t it? Here is how you can get more: Either order it 1) directly from the website, which is or 2) call 1-800-826-9463. They stock this wine and are currently running a 10% off sale. You can’t go wrong on this one — maybe you should buy a case! 🙂 Stay in touch and thank you for your comments.

  3. Kari Says:

    Thanks so much!!!! I’m headed to that website now!!!!! A case is a wonderful idea!! 🙂

  4. Kari Says:

    The site doesn’t seem to have it. 😦 Any other suggestions?

  5. Tom and Melody’s wine blog Seagull Winemaker’s Blend (2004) « Says:

    […] 24th, 2007 — Tom & Melody We have reviewed this Seagull Winemaker’s Blend 2004 before but, as always, I do not go back and read my previous post because I know that each time I taste a […]

  6. scott Says:

    Had the seagull wine with my parents before a dinner at their retirement home. They are in late 80’s. They buy in gallon jugs for under $10.00. They opened up and told us stories about how they met etc. The wine was wonderful and made for a special evening. We will get more.

  7. Tom & Melody Says:

    What a wonderful story, Scott! Your parents know good wine! How long ago did they meet?

  8. scott Says:

    They celebrated 61 years of marrage on11/1. Mom was raised in Dallas, dad in East Texas. Mom’s parents raised 10 miles from dads home. When they went to meet dad’s family, mom was faced with wood burning stove, no water or electricity and an outhouse. Dad went on to become 5 times chairman of the national workmans compensation board, teach at SMU and he never graduated from college. They raised our family in a lower middle class area of Dallas so we would understand work. I have been blessed.

  9. Tom & Melody Says:

    That is a dramatic story! Your father is man of true intelligence, obviously. Sixty-one years of marriage. That is just incredible — and rare. We’ll toast to your parents tonight. . .thanks so much for sharing the story.

  10. Beth Says:

    I received Seagull Winemaker’s blend as part of a wine of the month shipment and LOVE it!!! I googled it to see where I could buy it and came across your site! I think I will buy a case….it is so delicious!!! Thanks! 🙂

  11. Tom & Melody Says:

    Alright, Beth! What a great idea!

  12. Jeri Paplia Says:

    Tom & Melody,
    This is my favorite wine but cannot get it anymore through International do you know where I can get a case, or perhaps a wine that tastes like Seagull? Would appreciate your input.

  13. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hi Jeri. . .I don’t know where you can get Seagull but I have a suggestion for you to try. . .2006 Santa Ynez Valley Winery Cabernet Franc. It is available at Trader Joe’s. Do you have access to one?

  14. Jeri Says:

    Hi Tom & Melody….Yes I do have access to Trader Joe’s & will definately give this wine a try. Thanks so much for your quick response and help. Much appreciated.

  15. Tom & Melody Says:

    You bet! Always happy to make a wine recommendation!

  16. Lisa Says:

    I have been trying to track down this wine with no luck at all. I did notice on google that there is a 2009 blend.
    Is there anyway to order this wine? Thanks!!

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