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Wine & Spirits

Barbaresco DOCG Fausone Riserva 2004

“This ambitious wine seems riper than Prinsi’s Gallina, with peach, pomegranate and cherry scents to its fruit. The concentration and extract come across in flavors of coffee grounds and gravelly tar. It’s complex and intense, needing time to unpack its structure and flavor elements. For the cellar.” 12/31/2010


Barbaresco DOCG Gaia Principe 2004


Barbaresco Gallina 2004

“Heady and fragrant, this wine tastes of the earth.  It’s more vinous than directly fruity, hinting at red berries, figs and porcini, the fruit component expanding into the structure without overfilling it. There’s no obvious new oak influence; instead, the tannins carry the flavor of a black truffle and the dirt that surrounds it. Those tannins hum with tension, their elusive truffle scent lasting along with the luscious impression of the wine.  Delicious now, this should age well over the next several years.” 12/31/2010


Barbera d’Alba Superiore Much 2012

“Daniele Lequio ages this single-vineyard barbera for 18 months in a mix of barriques and botti, where it gains a dark and savory profile. Flavors of sour cherry and cassis offset sanguine notes of rare steak, accented by light spices. Bright acidity cools the intense concentration, leaving a refreshing feeling” 2/1/2016


Barbera d’Alba Superiore Much 2010

“Grown at the Gaia Principe vineyard in Barbaresco, this is a rustic, old-fashioned Barbera that follows a crisp, earthy line. It’s volatile and a little stinky at first, needing air to sort out its flavors of tobacco, green peppercorn and pink grapefruit. It’s clean in the end, feeling honest and full of character. Pour it with sautéed calf’s liver and onions.” 12/31/2014