Italian wine specialist John Downing of K&L Wine merchants on the 2013 Cantele Salice Salentino, which was recently awarded 90 points by Monica Larner (Robert Parker):
Although Puglia has been one of Italy’s largest zones for the cultivation of grapes, it’s only recently become known for quality wine production. Cantele has been at the forefront of this movement and when we recently tasted their 2013 Salice Salentino Riserva, it was met with a unanimous thumbs up from our staff! This red is brimming with fragrant dark plum, raspberry, dried herbs, tea and spice while offering delicious fruit, mild tannins and overall freshness throughout. This is the ideal Italian table red and the … price tag makes it irresistible.
Image via SF Wine Blog.