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Wine Find | 2012 Fairview Goats do Roam

2012 Fairview Goats do Roam red wine

From: South Africa

Price: $9

Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza

It seemed fitting to toast Nelson Mandela with a South African wine. In addition to everything else he accomplished, Mandela cleared the way for South Africa to emerge as a formidable presence on the world wine market. Despite its long wine history and natural advantages, the quality of South African wine under apartheid was dreadful — as shown by the first imports after the fall of the old regime. But within a few years of Mandela's rise to power, we began to see good, solid wines like this one coming out of that country. This is a tasty, chunky, solid Cotes-du-Rhone style red blend (hence the pun name) at a very affordable price. It's a very minor but worthy tribute to his legacy

--Michael Dresser

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