37% Pinotage, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. This tasty Cape blend from South Africa’s premier Pinotage producer displays ripe, juicy dark berry flavors interlaced with hints of mocha and pleasant herbal and spice notes. A distinctive earthy character makes this supple, full-bodied red the ultimate grilling/tailgate wine.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.