12 Sep Big Piedmont Tasting
Saturday, September 14
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We have THREE special guests coming from Italy to guide you on incredible tasting journey through the wines of Piedmont!
Fernando Burani of Mauro Molino
2018 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba
On Sale $16.99
A fruity and easy Barbera with sliced plums, light orange peel and hints of hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, crisp and delicious. Drink now.
91 Points, James Suckling
2015 Mauro Molino Barolo “Gallinotto”
On Sale $53.99
Very, very perfumed with dark berries, vanilla and dried flowers. Full-bodied, round and juicy with a rich and flavorful finish. Lots going on. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2022.
93 Points, James Suckling
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Mauro Molino Barolo “Bricco Luciani”
On Sale $49.99
This is polished, with scents of vanilla and toasty oak introducing flavors of cherry, plum, licorice and tar. Rich and complex, showing finesse on the mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2043. 300 cases made, 100 cases imported.
92 Points, The Wine Spectator
2015 Mauro Molino Barolo “Conca”
On Sale $99.99
A more modern feel to the nose here with a layer of toasty oak sitting across abundant spiced red-cherry aromas. The palate has a handy array of fine, succulent tannins that carry a long thread of rich, fresh red-plum and cherry flavor. Juicy and intense Barolo. Try from 2022.
94 Points, James Suckling
94 Points, The Wine Advocate
Giovanni Bresciani of Santa Caterina
2016 Santa Caterina Salidoro
On Sale $23.99
Intense yellow with golden highlights. The nose is marked by hay and smoke scents with pineapple and citrus undertones. Delicious, full attack with beautifully fresh thyme flowing into a lovely mid-palate and a saline finish.
2016 Santa Caterina Grignolino
On Sale $21.99
Arlandino well adapts to Grignolino as Grignolino well adapts to Monferrato and its people. A harmonious, pleasant and reserved landscape, that in words and gestures of its inhabitant often reveals the great gift of irony. Arlandino, whose fragrance and personality are almost impossible to classify according to traditional canons, comes from the Poderi dei Mossetti vine and the Penango and Bisoglio vineyards, which were chosen for planting of this typical local cultivar since 1300. White calcareous soils, rich in freshness, distinguish the earth and give Arlandino fragrance and structure.
2016 Santa Caterina Vina Lina Barbera d Asti Superiore
On Sale $20.99
Intense garnet. Expressive nose of raspberry. Supple attack, sensation of roundness and fullness. Easy-drinking, charming, accessible palate with subtle spice.
2013 Santa Caterina Sori di Giul Freisa d Asti
On Sale $43.99
Meaty nose with hints of rose-petal and leather, leading to a textured palate with a pleasing volume of plum and cassis fruit.
91 Points, Decanter
Matteo Calvaruso of Rivetto, La Spinona, and Bric Cenciurio
2016 Rivetto Nascetta
On Sale $34.99
Yellow gold, fruity at the nose, with exotic references, honey accent at the end, at the palate is fresh, mineral with a good grade of acidity that gives longevity to the indigenous white from Langhe. 100% Nascetta. A semi-aromatic grape native to Langhe with excellent ageing potential.
2015 Rivetto Commune di Serralunga Barolo
On Sale $62.99
Wild berry, eucalyptus, scorched earth and dark spice aromas lead the way. On the taut, smooth palate, fine-grained tannins accompany Marasca cherry, cranberry compote and licorice.
93 Points, The Wine Enthusiast
NV Bric Cenciurio Birbet
On Sale $21.99
A special clone of Bracchetto grown in the Roero is used for their heighly aromatic Frizzante Red. So many fun applications for this wine that is simply an olfactory overload of Roses, berry jam, leading to the tongue with a perfectly clean burst of rich berry sweetness and a fresh splash of rose water. Try with spicy meats and sausages!
Anselmo Vermouth di Torino Rosso
On Sale $23.99
Based on an ancient recipe dated 1857, Anselmo Rosso revives today in a modern take. The natural ingredients and a light note of grapefruit make it a perfect base for unique cocktails. The perfume is intense, with a bouquet full of spices perfectly balanced and notes of candied orange, lemon peel and a grapefruit touch in the foreground like a signature. Delicate hints of sweet spices among which liquorice and vanilla stand out. On the palate, an effective balance of sweetness and a delicate acidity that acts as a counterpoint. The finale is fresh and slightly bitter, where gentian, quassia and wormwood, have a very pleasant persistence.