Mezzacorona 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dolimiti IGT, (north central) Italy; 13% ABV
$5 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 28 Jan

IMG_1388[1]This wine improves with an hour of air to show ripely sweet, moderately tangy, darker fruit of cherry, red plum, and medium ripe blackberry.  It’s smooth, fuller medium-bodied, and reasonably elegant, if a bit simple.  It’s certainly Drinkable for the price.  However, my personal gripe with it is that the fruit is rather candied and tastes of artificial vanilla in a way that is reminiscent of what I often dislike about American oak.  I did like it better than the Headstand Zin, but they strike me similarly.


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