(picture courtesy of Sebekawines.com)
2009 Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage ($5.99-$8.49)
This varietal is so rich in color I couldn't get sunlight to penetrate it. It started off as grape juice to the nose and then opened up to an aroma of blackberry and earth scents. On the palate it was a variety of black and red berries, dark cocoa and oak. It is very smooth and has a nice finish. This is a perfect blend... and it's under $10.
I could not be more pleased with this wine. I enjoyed it with the appetizers listed in the post below, chicken Alfredo and salad for dinner. and dark chocolate covered cranberries after the kids went to bed. It went well with all of them.
My "judge" friend just ordered 6 cases. Another friend of mine is thinking about using this bottle as her bridesmaid gifts along with an etched glass celebrating the occassion. I like that idea.