Castel Noarna di Marco Zani, Vigneti delle Dolomiti Mercuria Riserva (2007)
Really stunning value for an '07 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot blend from Marco Zani in the Dolomites. Marco's father bought the domaine and sold grapes to the surrounding coops, but Marco knew from a young age he wanted to be a winemaker and started doing so in 1989. He makes his wines in the 10th century castle. The vines are planted at 350 meters. Structured backbone of minerals that expresses the limestone rich terroir. Rustic, earthy and almost a little salty. Integrated tannins balanced with maraschino cherry notes. Killer steak wine.
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