BearBoat 2005 Pinot Noir
Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage 2006
$15.99 – BearBoat Pinot Noir
$6.99 – Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage
Even though I’ve been slacking off with my Vino Keeno site, I most certainly have not been slacking off in the drinking department. However I haven’t been taking notes, so these two get lumped together because they both deserve mention, even if it’s not a full-bodied review.
As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Pinots. I mean, I’ll drink them. As I’m fond of saying about any kind of red wine, “It’s red, it’s wet, and it gets better with every glass.” And usually I lump Pinots in that category. However recently I had two opportunities to taste the BearBoat Pinot Noir, and I really enjoyed it. It could have had to do with the fact that both times I was with dear friends (which always makes wine taste better), but I found myself pleasantly surprised by the wine.
I am also a fan of blends, and Cabernet Pinotage was one I’ve never heard of. Sebeka is a wine from South Africa, that I really enjoyed… well, I should have considering I think I drank the whole bottle by myself. Guess that puts it into the “Red, Wet, Better with every glass” category, but I’m fairly certain I was impressed prior to the buzz kicking in.
For what it’s worth, two decent reviews for you. I promise to have more following the holidays. I have plenty to toast this year and lots of yummy wine to toast with. Stay tuned in 2008! Happy holidays!