Joy Lindholm wrote:This is my favorite Barbera year after year. It is a very bright and expressive wine and not weighed down by too much oak, as some of the styles of Barbera these days tends to lean toward. Fresh, fruity with a lovely acid core, this wine might replace my usual Morgon on the Thanksgiving day table this year!
Robin Garr wrote:Well, I just picked up two candidates for sacrifice on the altar of this month's wine gods:
* Rocca 2009 Barolo, a $13.99 special at Trader Joe's. I do not bring high expectations to this wine, and a mixed bag of reports on CellarTracker suggests that I'm probably wise not to save it for a special occasion.
Still, it ought to be drinkable. I've found that TJ's crazier-sounding bargains are usually at least "good enough for dinner."
* Cascina Ca' Rossa 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo, $19.99 at Whole Foods. I hope I'm happy. Couple of nice reports from CellarTracker on the 2009.
Any of you have thoughts on these wines? Do any of you have thoughts based on actual tasting?
win_fried wrote:The Elio Grasso may have been too young. The oak was a bit dominant, and we liked it best on its own.
Andrew Bair wrote:Like Oliver, I also missed this thread.
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