Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (90 W&S) (Best Buy)

“This wine’s dried-currant flavors fill its cushioned velvet texture. More dried fruit comes with air, from figs to black plums. The wine’s acidity stands apart, needing a year or two in the bottle to integrate. Overall clean and pleasing, especially with brisket.”

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    Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    McLaren Vale

    Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

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    McLaren Vale, Australia

    Founder Frank Mitolo drew inspiration from his Italian heritage and especially his horticultural background - he is the 4th generation of a family of agriculturists – in starting the company in 1999. In 2001 acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner, and together Frank and Ben have shared an uncompromising dedication to producing wines that express purity of flavor, show elegance of structure, and maintain a rich, powerful complexity. In a short period of time, Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale.