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Friday, October 05, 2012

Drink of the Week: Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010

With fall creeping in, our tastes are shifting from craving crisp, warm-weather white wines to richer reds, but we’re not entirely ready to tuck our tastebuds into the fleshy, tannic wines of winter. Enter today’s Drink of the Week—the 2010 Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Planeta—a perfect red wine to straddle the shifting seasons. Grown in the sandy red soils of southern Sicily, this wine blends two indigenous varietals—Nero d’Avola and Frappato—into one seamless offering that’s supple yet fresh with lively aromas of tart cherries, bright acid on the palate and a finish of plump red berries that will carry you all the way to the cooler weather ahead. $24, binnys.com