Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend - South Africa - 2016

An example of a red blend so understated by itself it needs a pairing to come alive. In this case, the wine is timid when alone, with subtle notes of wood and meats being barely discernible. But paired with a bold gorgonzola charcuterie plate, the pairing absolutely exploded. The wine exaggerated the flavors of the meat and cheese, completely making up for its poor solo start. This is what wine is supposed to do! Clearly, you must pair this or pass. blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon.