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Falesco Tellus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Italy

Rating
89.00
Year
2013
Region
Umbria
Varietal
Cabernet sauvignon
Price
$15.95

Cabernet is not the usual fare of Umbria, the landlocked region next to Tuscany. But in this place better known for sagrantino, sangiovese and Orvieto, the red French grape seems to have a deserved place, as this bargain would attest. Medium-full-bodied, smooth and simultaneously juicy, it suggests plum, blackberry jam, chocolate and spice, with supple, integrated tannins. Available in Ontario.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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