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.