November 2018 Pick

November is a very cool month for wine. The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when a lot of you give quite a bit of thought to what wine you will imbibe for the festivities. Although I wouldn’t suggest this wine for the actual meal itself (I have lots of choices at the store for that purpose), I would suggest this wine for any other day of the month. As soon as this wine hit my mouth, I knew it was a great wine for the money.

2014 Zeni Costalago Rosso Veronese (Veneto, Italy)… $15.

Aromas of bark, earth, perfumed currants and milk chocolate. Sweet tannins support notes of bright currants and red berries. Good depth and structure on the palate. Iron notes sneak in on the mid-palate into the finish. This baby sings on the palate with mouth-watering tangerine notes on the underbelly with tobacco joining up on the back-end. This reminds me somewhat of baby Amarone with attitude. A blend of 70% Corvina, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. (B+/A-)

Stan The Wine Man

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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