Bellingham Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Franschhoek Valley Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Member Review by tulaw:

My first sniff screamed out "earth tones". This wine is so deep purple you will immediately thing of Smucker's concorde grape jelly, but the taste will confuse the senses. This is actually a very nice blend of two different and contrasting grapes. The body of the cab with the spiciness of the syrah creates a nice wine. Bellingham crafted a fine wine but typically high in alcohol by volume at 14%. Personnally, I think the flavor would benefit from a lower alcohol level, but I think that about everything but Jack Daniel's Old No. 7.

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Bellingham Wines:
Bellingham is synonymous with the finest wines in South Africa With a history firmly rooted in the winelands of the Cape, the first vines were planted in the virgin soil of the beautiful Franschhoek valley more than 350 years ago. Since then, generations of Bellingham winemakers have toiled the earth, nurtured the vines and carefully crafted wines of great diversity and character. The Belling... Read more
Bellingham is synonymous with the finest wines in South Africa With a history firmly rooted in the winelands of the Cape, the first vines were planted in the virgin soil of the beautiful Franschhoek valley more than 350 years ago. Since then, generations of Bellingham winemakers have toiled the earth, nurtured the vines and carefully crafted wines of great diversity and character. The Bellingham tradition has always boldly pioneered new trends to stay at the cutting-edge of crafting fine wines, yet we have always remained true to the call for stylish, accessible and well-balanced wines which proudly reflect the distinctive character of each varietal and our Cape terroir. The result is a delightfully diverse range. Exciting. Modern. Lively. Sophisticated without pretence and New World-ish with a charisma that prevails as classic earning Bellingham wines world-class status. It's no secret that the label is one of South Africa's best known wines in global markets while remaining a favourite at home. Read less
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Snooth User: tulaw
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04/28/2009

My first sniff screamed out "earth tones". This wine is so deep purple you will immediately thing of Smucker's concorde grape jelly, but the taste will confuse the senses. This is actually a very nice blend of two different and contrasting grapes. The body of the cab with the spiciness of the syrah creates a nice wine. Bellingham crafted a fine wine but typically high in alcohol by volume at 14%. Personnally, I think the flavor would benefit from a lower alcohol level, but I think that about everything but Jack Daniel's Old No. 7.



<p>The Bellingham winery traces its origins to 1693. This full-bodied wine tastes of red berries and pairs well with barbecue.</p>


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