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2012 Donati Family Cabernet Sauvignon "Ezio"

Winery: Donati Family

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ezio"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, & 3% Petit Verdot

Region: Paicines

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 758

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 27, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon based wine showed well to the panel. It opens with a black cherry and blackberry bouquet with hints of oak, balsam, and earth. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry with notes of red plum and blackberry. We also detected hints of oak and cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins fade away nicely. The panel wished it had a tad more depth to get it the next level. They suggested pairing it with a Chicago T-bone or veal chop. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Aroma: Rich aromatics of black cherry and earth Palate: Cherry with lush tannins and a lingering toast finish

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Donati 2012 Ezio Cabernet.

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