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Tasted On 02/11/2011
Absolutely the best wine under $20 I've ever had. Almost black in color. Very fine dark fruit flavors; racy, lively acidity and no noticeable oak. This wine has superb palate impact and delicious fruit flavors.
Author TomasMSite / BlogTrust Rating Tasted On 08/04/2010Drink Dates 2011-2027
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon "Jester" includes 20% dried grapes in the style of Amarone. Purple-colored, it has a fragrant bouquet of black fruits, tar, and violets. This leads to a smooth-textured, layered, dense wine with enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years. It has a long, pure finish and can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years. It is a superb value in Cabernet Sauvignon. Mitolo, which began operations in 1999, is a partnership of the Mitolo family and winemaker Ben Glaetzer. The focus is on McLaren Vale fruit from Willunga, the most southern part of the district. All of the wines below are from the 2006 vintage which Glaetzer characterizes as "?a mild growing season with no problems. It ranks with 2002 as my favorite vintage".