91/100 Robert Parker
For starters, it is hard to find a better Cabernet for the price than Mitolo’s Cabernet Sauvignon Jester, which spent nine months in used French oak prior to bottling. Approximately 20% of the grapes were dried on racks (a traditional Amarone technique) in order to concentrate the flavor. Yet there is no pruny or raisiny character to the wine. It is a dense ruby/purple-tinged offering displaying loads of roasted meat,blackcurrant, and plum aromas, deep, medium to fullbodied flavors, sweet tannin, and an expansive, savory texture. This is a stunning Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 7-8 years.