2006 Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinotage

2006 Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinotage  $17

2006 Fort Ross Pinotage

I have never had the opportunity to taste a Pinotage before.  I have to say I don’t recall ever hearing about it either.  Wow, I have been missing out on a wonderful wine.  At first pour, this is a beautiful deep ruby colored wine.  It has wonderful aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum and oak but don’t go thinking this is yet another Pinot.  This wine is incredibly complex with delightful flavors hidden from your first taste but waiting for you to discover them with subsequent sips.  Luscious vanilla, cedar, dark chocolate, and tobacco are just flavors waiting for you.

We tasted this wine with salami (delicious smoky flavors are released), parmesan cheese, and a spicy cheese spread.  This wine is 5 out of 5 stars.  I think I would invest in two cases – yes, it’s that good!

UPDATE:  Went to the wine store to get my case of Fort Ross Pinotage and they only has 4 bottles left!  I checked online and the price was considerably higher so if you have the opportunity to purchase this wine for less than $27 dollars then you have found a good price.  I found this wine for anywhere from $27 to $52.

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