Kumala 2000 Western Cape Pinotage ($10.99)
Very dark ruby. Typical Pinotage aromas, black fruit with elusive earthy notes, brown spices and sandalwood, complex and interesting. Soft and juicy flavors follow the nose, plenty of fruit and sufficient acidity for balance. US Importer: Vineyard Brands Inc., Birmingham, Ala. (Jan 15, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Good vegetarian match with two dishes from Madhur Jaffrey's new "World Vegetarian:" Imam beyaldi, a Turkish dish of baked eggplant topped with tomatoes, garlic and onions; and chopped arugula briefly heated in hot, creamy rice.
WEB LINK: http://www.westernwines.com/
FIND THIS WINE ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
Wine notes in 'shelf-hanger' format:
We publish Wine Lovers' Page tasting reports in the familiar "shelf-hanger" size and format, to make it easy for wine merchants or collectors to print them out, clip and post them where this wine is displayed. We do ask, however, that the WineLoversPage.com name, logo and URL be left intact, and that these reports be used with the specific wines rated, not different bottlings or vintages.
Our tasting policy:
All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I accept no free samples from wineries or distributors, purchasing all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.