Friday, November 11, 2005

Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco Montefino 2000 (NW)

Plum and raspberry on the nose
Layers of exotic spices, smoke, and earth
Medium finish

We had a rustic cassoulet in the oven and needed an earthy, old-world style wine to match. This Barbaresco did the trick and proved to be a nice pairing with the dish. I always admire how old-world style wines, such as this Italian red, pair well with food. When I say old-world style, I mean well-structured and not overly ripe and fruity. This particular wine is a good representation of Barbaresco, although pricey. Our friends paid $40 for the bottle. It's good to have friends! Raise a glass!

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