Fairview 2001 Coastal Region Pinotage ($10.00)
A full-varietal Pinotage from Charles Back, maker of the widely distributed "Goats do Roam" blend, this is a clear, dark-ruby wine with reddish-purple glints. Very earthy "paintbox" aromas reminiscent of childhood poster paints and watercolors waft from the glass, with plummy black fruit somewhat in the background. Flavors are similar, warm black fruit shaped by tart acidity, with "estery" notes of banana oil playing around the edges. Fruit flavors dry out to unveil dry tannins in the finish. US Importer: Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, Ala. (Jun 8, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: Red meat in the form of a rare Porterhouse seems to bring up the fruit and add balance to the earthy fruit of this odd but pleasant wine.
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