Staff Selections • Brian Krause

Seasonal Pick 2024

Diemersdal Estate Cape Town Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

(South Africa )

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Dane's Cheese Pairing:

Marcel Petite Comté selected by Essex (France/Cow) 
SALE $24.99/LB

I’ve been really enjoying the wines of South Africa in recent months. Their reds in particular showcase a diverse range of interesting varietals, softer wines like Cinsault, bolder grapes like Pinotage or Syrah. With the Cape Town blend from Diemersdal, we see a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two noble grapes of Bordeaux turned into an exceptionally great bottle of wine. The Diemersdal Estate dates back six generations to the beginning of South African wine production in the Cape Town region. Prevailing winds create cool growing conditions, limited water and no irrigation create slow developing fruit that is complex and structured. This blend is bright and fruity, showing the expected red fruit and cherries, heightened by a layer of graphite. The tannins are firm and the body full, which balances ever so nicely against that mouthful of fresh fruit. Red lovers will be pleased with the satisfaction they receive from this wine: the price point will make it one of your new instant favorites! Try this blend with hard cheeses, or even something a little funky. Anything off the grill is great, BBQ even better. Cheers! 121243