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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Mitolo The Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Mitolo The Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 91934)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Jester, which was aged in three and four year old French oak barrels, receives a touch of Amarone-like treatment with 20% of the grapes dried on racks. A superb effort, it boasts a deep ruby/purple color and loads of blueberry and cassis fruit as well as hints of roasted meat and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, ripe tannin, and beautiful texture and length, this stunning Cabernet may be one of the world's best values in Cabernet Sauvignon! There are 4,000 cases." - Wine Advocate
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About Mitolo:

In a short period of time Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale. Mitolo is a family owned business, started by and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power.

Italian family roots inspired Frank's early interest and enthusiasm for good food and great wine. With three earlier generations of his family working as agriculturists and entrepreneurs, it is not surprising that (while heading an international horticultural business), Frank found the energy and passion to pursue his dream of creating world-class wines. The business was established in 1999 and a year later the first Mitolo wine was launched. It was called G.A.M.; named after Frank’s three children and the next generation of Mitolo’s, Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer is a partner in the business and the combination of his winemaking skills and Frank’s vision have led Mitolo to international recognition and acclaim. What started out as a dream is becoming an exciting reality, and Mitolo Wines has only just begun on its journey.