21 Feb Northern Italy Tasting
Saturday, February 23
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join us as we taste a series of Northern Italian wines, including a head-to-head comparison of old school and “new school” Nebbiolo! Don’t miss this great chance to taste a 2004 Barolo!
2017 Randi “Il Ramba” Spumante Brut IGT
On Sale $19.99
This exotic little sparkler is made from Famoso, an indigenous white grape varietal from Emilia Romagna. It’s deeply golden in color with a delicately aromatic nose of white flowers, cinnamon, ruby-red grapefruit, and peppery herbs. In the mouth there’s an interesting richness, with a peppery complexity to the white flower and ripe white peach flavors. Finishes juicy and tart, with a youthful feel. This would be amazing with a prosciutto and melon salad or beef carpaccio!
2017 Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis, Piedmont
On Sale $18.99
This is always a go-to Arneis with sliced lemons, apples, and pears. Medium body, a soft and round texture and a delicious finish. Drink this to understand Arneis. Screw cap.
2015 Cavallotto Freisa, Langhe
On Sale $22.99
Cavallotto’s Freisa explodes from the glass with loads of strawberry, smokey herbs and a gorgeous floral note. The estate’s Freisa displays tons of richness and complexity due to its perfect hillside exposure within the Bricco Boschis vineyard.
2013 Azelia Barolo DOCG
On Sale $34.99
Bright ripe-strawberry aromas with hints of cedar and spices. Floral. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Clean. Why wait? Generous.
92 Points, James Suckling
2006 Matteo Correggia Roche d’Ampsej, Roero
On Sale $52.99
Wood tones of leather, spice and tobacco are folded within dark berry fruit, cassis and blue flower to create a well-rounded and balanced Roero Riserva. You still get those distinctively drying tannins on the close although this expression puts more emphasis on softness and succulence.
The Wine Enthusiast
2004 Luigi Oddero Barolo
On Sale $49.99
The ’04 Oddero Barolo is pure silk on the palate. Like so many 2004 Barolos we’ve tasted recently (tough job huh,) Oddero is still a bit restrained, but the pedigree is impossible to miss. Sweet floral and spice notes give the wine its aromatic power while the dark cherry, plum, and balsamic notes shows off its class. This is traditional Barolo at its most classic. This is a total steal at this price too.