Clint Hall wrote:Drew, your long-lived 2003 Parusso Barbera is obviously a great bargain. I'll keep an eye out for the current release, 2011, although I don't expect to buy it for anything like $17. Still the 2011 Parusso is a relative bargain, somewhere in the neighborhood of ten bucks cheaper than the 2011 Conterno.
But I hope the discussion Drew and I are having doesn't cause anyone to rush down to Trader Joe's and buy seventeen buck Barberas with the expectation of drinking them happily a decade from now.
David M. Bueker wrote:Not quite Piemonte, but a fine effort with Nebbiolo in the new world:
2006 Wind Gap Wines Nebbiolo Luna Matta & Glen Rose Vineyards - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/9/2013)
The new vintage of Wind Gap Nebbiolo has shipped, so why not open my one and only bottle of the 2006. It's certainly got those Nebbiolo tannins, as well as bright, fresh berry fruit. Some floral and road tar elements come through with a bit of air, and overall it's very true to the variety. A little straightforward right now, but I'm drinking it too soon. There is plenty of fruit and tannin to allow it to age for a few years. I'll just have to be patient with the newest vintage. Well done Pax!