2007 Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $10.99)

SKU #1063826

Leave it to the Italians to make a dirt cheap and super tasty Cabernet that is meant for food. This one offers an intense bouquet, complex with vanilla notes characteristics from oak aging, a dry flavor, lightly tannic, full-body. Pretty much everything you want from a 'house red' and all for $7! This is definitely the best cabernet deal in the store- the perfect every-day cab with rich fruit and cedar edges!

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By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/31/2011  | Send Email
One of the best values in the store for week night drinking. This little Cab is full of spice and fruit, with added texture from the oak it sees, the overall feel of this wine belies its modest price tag. Something to stock up to be sure.

By: Jason Marwedel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/31/2011  | Send Email
This definitely goes in the “Ridiculous Deal” category! I love this Cabernet because it is distinctly Italian, has great fruit, and is super food-friendly. For $6.99 this is absolutely worth buying a full case!

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/28/2011  | Send Email
This a rockin little bargain of a wine. Don't expect new world from this, but if you love simple, straightforward, thirst quenching and damn tasty quaffers from Samur or Anjou, you'll love this. Keep at least six on hand, you'll want another bottle to crack after the first. CM

 By: JB |  Review Date: 3/27/2011 
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Great for a daily drinker! Don't pass this by - you will be sorry. Nice full flavor and fairly dry (not syrupy like a lot of under $10 reds). Stock up and enjoy.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.