Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Recanati is an Israeli wine label with deep Italian roots. The family had a long history of wine-making in Italy prior to settling in the region in the 1930s. in 2000, Lenny Recanati revived the family business and opened Recanati in Israel's Hefer Valley.
Review: The Cabernet is a rich ruby color. It has intense aromas black currant, plum, bittersweet cocoa, and a hint of mint. It's a dry wine with a medium body, soft tannin, and flavors of rich black fruit and sweet toasty oak.
I'm pretty pleased with this Cab. It certainly doesn't have the big power of a California Cab or Bordeaux, but it does have a lovely approachable softness. I particularly like the integration in this wine, where the fruit and oak play so nicely together.
Bottom Line: A wine with some complexity, but still an approachable simple quality. Solid in my book.
- VINTAGE: 2014
- PLACE: Galilee, Israel
- GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon
- BOOZE: 14%
- AGEING: 5 months in French Oak
- CELLAR: Drink now through 2017
Where did I get it? Planet Wine
What's the damage? Mid Priced