This week we taste 3 South African reds from the Stellenbosch region – two recently arrived Cabs that highlight the winemakers’ different approaches to the grape and a blend of the region’s most common varietals.
- Kanonkop Kadette Cabernet – A classic Cabernet aged 12 months in French oak, the nose is typical old world blackcurrant and pencil shavings – this well balanced Cab combines flavors of blueberries, subtle mocha and cigar box together with a long finish. $23 btl, $9 btg
- Glenelley Glass Collection – This Cabernet reflects a more New World take on the varietal with rich aromas of cherry and a hint of chocolate – fruit forward flavors of ripe black berries combine with baking spices in this juicy yet smooth red. $21 btl, $9 btg
- Ridgeback Lion Hound Red – This blend of five different reds (Shiraz, Merlot, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cab) is fermented and aged separately for 12 months in oak before creating the final product – a juicy red tasting of dark cherries, plums and anise with a hint of cigar and wood smoke. $22 btl, $9 btg
Flatbread Pairing $8 – Boerewors (South African Farmer’s Sausage) with Spicy Chakalaka Sauce