One of my dear friends recently reminded me that her husband’s native land of South Africa makes some outstanding value wines. Well, Teresa, I want you to know that I took you at your word, and accordingly this month’s Value Wine No. 1 is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from that country, the 2012 Graham Beck Coastal Region The Game Reserve. This lovely South African Sav Blanc displays the typical varietal citrus flavors, although it leans more toward lime than a more frequently detected grapefruit, with a touch of sea salt and even a touch of white asparagus to tickle those taste buds. The 2012 Graham Beck would be a terrific pairing for ceviche, scallops or even a baked white fish. Wine Spectator referred to the Sav Blanc as “juicy and lively…(showing) energy and zip through the finish,” while awarding the Graham Beck Sav Blanc an impressive 88 rating. Even better, this wine is widely available (10,500 cases made) and has a suggested retail of a very reasonable $16! No reason to wait around on this Sav Blanc—go load up today!