Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2006

Sure, it's fashionable to drink wine made from obscure grape varieties from Italy, rather than cabernet sauvignon.  But what if doing so meant that you missed out on some extremely good wines?  Like this one ...

The wine has rich aromatics of anise, earth and cassis.  Long length, chalky tannins, cassis, tobacco leaf and a combination of length and structure on the palate make this wine compelling drinking and extremely good value at around $30.  This is on my "must buy more" list.  Very Good

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $29.99
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Tasted: 2013
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Toscana IGT
January 9, 2013

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