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2006 Tumara Pinotage – I Miss You!

Let me begin with “I Miss You!” You never know how you miss communication with individual(s) or an object until it becomes obsolete or missing in action. It’s been 3 weeks and my laptop is still undergoing repairs. A power cord connection repair turned into replacement of the entire mother board, which lead to dusting off a 2002 laptop. My anxiety and patience grew with the archaic laptop and lead to I can speed up the processor by deleting unused programs and the results are as follows:

“A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”

It is safe to say, “Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” did not work. Since my computer repair skills are null and my typing speed is too fast for the iPad keyboard, I have resulted to obtaining a loaner (I’ll do anything to feed my obsession. :)) Let’s get started, we have a lot of catching up to do.

2006 Tumara Pinotage

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A 2006 wine, a great find. I’m immediately greeted with big bold aromas of ripe plums. Folks, we have grape jolly ranchers; very juicy! Tumara Pinotage – imagine biting into a ripe black plum, you’re filled with sweetness and the juices runs down your hand (just had a childhood moment).

Second sip, LOVE IT! This is my third Pinotage and I’m becoming a fan. See my blog labeled “Celebrating with Pinotage” https://treevinos.com/2012/11/04/celebrating-with-pinotage/.

DID YOU KNOW? Pinotage is a grape “variety” that was created by Abraham Perold in 1925. Pinotage is the signature grape of South Africa, which only consists of 6% of South Africa’s plantings. Pinotage wines have smoky and earthy flavors. It’s often used as a blend, to produce fortified wine like ports and red sparkling wines.

Well, I’m detecting more fruit than earthy-smoky flavors. Just AMAZING! Based on the brown rim, this is well-aged wine. DUH! It is a 2006 🙂

Tumara Pinotage is a product of South Africa and the vineyard has unirrigated vines, which means the land is supplied with water by artificial means not from streams.

The winemaker describes aromas of vanilla, raspberries and coconut-that’s interesting. It’s safe to say that I did not pick any “coconut” aromas.

If you come across a South African Pinotage, do not snub your nose, give it a try. You
will not be disappointed.

Salute!</strong>

Average Cost: $20

Food pairing: Grilled and Roasted meats

Cigar Pairing: Alec Bradley Tempus

Posting from iPad 😣

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