Zenato Cresasso 2007
This is made with 100% Corvina, Veneto's most noble grape. The nose is a bit closed, but offers underbrush, mushroom and ripe blackberry aromas. The palate delivers prune, blackberry and white pepper flavors, with chocolate accents and chewy tannins. While this isn't overly complex, it's delicious.
A graceful red, with refined tannins and light acidity, well-meshed with delicate notes of date, licorice drop, sweet earth and fragrant leather. Drink now through 2017. 3,700 cases made.