Editor’s Note: This weekly column is sponsored by When I first tasted this wine, I literally said “goodness me” out loud. You’ll be able to taste a perfect blend of pear and apple, followed by a vanilla and honeysuckle finish. This is an excellent wine to enjoy on a warm spring day or on a cold winter night paired with a nice smooth cheese and fruit chutney. You will always want to keep a bottle of this wine nearby.

Thelma Mountain Red 2009

42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 14% Grenache and 14% Petit Verdot – talk about a smooth red wine. Aged in oak barrels (I’ll take two barrels please), this wine has hints of cherry and plum flavors. A kick of spice hits about a second after the first sip. Open it about two hours before drinking and your taste buds will be thanking you, glass by glass.


Kanonkop Kadette 2009

44% Pinotage, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc – This is another wine to let breathe for about two hours before drinking. Its aroma is hard to resist, but patience is rewarded. This wine does not disappoint. Once the wine opens, you’ll taste a flavor burst of cherry, banana, and berries, with a spicy finish. Delicious.

All three wines tasted for this article should be on any wine lovers “must try” list. Enjoy!

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