Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MontAsolo 2004 Screw Cap Cabernet Sauvignon (Italy)

After the disaster of the Zin at last night's rib cook off, I decided to yank the first thing that caught my eye off the rack and give it a go. Turns out it was this Screw Cap Cabernet Sauvignon from Italy. The label proudly proclaims that it is from the Veneto region and has a brief description of why screw cap vs. cork. Cherry and beets on the nose, smooth red fruit with hints of vanilla on the palate ... nothing special, but certainly more quaffable than the Zins I yanked off the cellar shelves last night; and sometimes quaffable is all you need. Like tonight.

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