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2006 Estate Pinotage, Stags Leap District


2006 Estate Pinotage, Stags Leap District
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2006
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Harvest Date: September, 2006
Acid: 0.6
PH: 3.65
Aging: 18 months - Gamba French Oak
Fermentation: 18 days
Alcohol %: 14.5

Tasting Notes:
One of the truly unique wines of the world is Pinotage, created in South Africa in 1925 to strengthen the character of Pinot Noir. This flower cross and seedling selection produces a wine which balances the characters of hot and spicy foods by its unique soft tannins. If you like spicy food, it is the wine for you!
Color: Has a nice deep brink red/ruby hue.
Nose: The initial notes are of cloves, cinnamon and allspice paired with those of cherries, blueberries and blackberries mingle with the nice creamy toast component that is derived from the French Oak barrels used for the aging process.
Mouth: A mid weight wine that is well balanced between showing the structural and fruit driven elements. Many of the same notes that appeared as aromas carry over to that flavors in the mouth. There are vibrant red fruit flavors of cherries and raspberries as well as blueberries that mingle nicely with the clove and allspice components. As the wine crosses the palate it shows the weight and texture of the variety leading to a well balanced lingering finish. This wine can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods and is best enjoyed now through the year 2012.

500 cases bottled

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