Category Archives: South Africa

PICK for the HOLIDAYS: Riebeek Cellars | Pinotage | Swartland | South Africa | 2010 | $10 | 85 pts

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Aromas:  bing cherry; cinammon & clove; red bell pepper; touch of mint Character:  light bodied; fruit-juicy; zingy acids; light tannins; silky mouthfeel; fresh-out-of-the-vat personality Flavors:  ripe red raspberry; chai with cream; touch of red grapefruit; hint of chocolate Food Pairing:  serve slightly chilled as … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Rustenberg | Chardonnay | Stellenbosch | South Africa | 2010 | $25 | 90 pts

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Aromas:  pear; butterscotch; wet stone Character:  dry; full-bodied; creamy; medium acidity and tannins; subtle oak Flavors:  honeydew melon; apricot; vanilla; toasted almond; mineral Food Pairing:  cheeses; charcuterie; roasted poultry; salmon; cream-based dishes   Rustenberg Wines is an historic winery located in Stellenbosch, South … Continue reading

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