Pretty pale violet. Great nebbiolo aromas of tar and fresh porcini. Harmonic palate, with truffle infused cherry, baked earth, and lavender. Very long finish. Most barolos at this age are still too tannic, but this one is just singing. Jill says welcome to the fall! This is an amazing place, right now. I [...]
Archive for September, 2010
Inky ruby. Wonderfully compelling spice box, cigar/ cedar, dripping plum aromas. Full, juicy wine, with layers of figs, truffles and fruitcake. Nice, long finish. No need to age, this is delicious right now. I’m searching for value these days. This is a deal. Retail $14. Grade: A
Dark ruby. Aromas like a medicinal, enchanted forest. Savage and rich palate. Funky earth, mushrooms and a woosdy spice. Very long finish. Lots of fireworks, but it is a little awkward. Perhaps too young. Jill guesses Antill pinot blind (and she’s an outstanding blind taster). When I say right grape, wrong wine, [...]
Dark jucy opaque purple. Wonderfully ripe, brooding spicy perfectly ripe plum nose. Long, full, chocolate, fresh ground pepper, and flowers on the palate. Delicious. At under $20, I’ve rarely had anything at this quality level. Fantastic value. Retail $18, Grade: A.