Maculan Palazzotto Cabernet Sauvignon Veneto DOC 2011

Maculan 2011 “Palazzotto” Cabernet Sauvignon

If Napa Cab is your cup of tea, this isn’t your cup of tea. This is Cabernet Sauvignon for Pinot Noir lovers.  The 2011 is especially delightful, thanks to a warmer than average vintage in Veneto, Italy.

Varietally correct, this Cabernet opens with currant and cedar notes, with a whiff of grass roots and crushed violets. Notes of licorice and  spent fireplace surround a core of dark fruit and forest floor. The palate is round and intricate and savory.