Ken Forrester 2009 Petit Pinotage

This deep ruby colored Pinotage grown in the Stellenbosch Region of Cape Town, South Africa opens with smoke, bacon, and jammy blackberry on the nose. Cherries, along with a medley of red and black fruit, caress the palate. A nice bold ripe cherry finish makes this juicy red wine a staple for the wine cellar. A great $7.99 price tag makes this real affordable. This wine is a cross between a Pinot Noir and Cinsault and developed back in the mid-1900s. I tried this stand alone and would think twice about cellaring it too long as I think this is a nice young wine to be enjoyed now. A nice alternative to some higher priced European and Californian wines. So, enjoy them now before the price climbs as it grows in popularity.