Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A trip to SF.
Giulin, Accornero, Monferrato, 2006.
This wine came from a shop called Prima Palate in Marin County for $28, and so far we haven't been able to find it in LA, but it was super delicious and worth keeping an eye out for in the future.
We drank this on the third evening we were in Napa the week of the MW Exam. But even though I was drowning my sorrows, I recognize a good Barbera when I drink one. My big beef about Barbera is that the affordable ones are often done in tank and taste very, well, "tanky", just meanign that they have tons of primary fruit and not a whole lot else going on. Though I could find very little info about this wine online in English, it definitely had some barrel influence and the fruit was well integrated with the alcohol and the oak and soft tannins. A really beautiful easy drinking wine.
So next time you're in the SF surrounding areas, go by Prima Palate and pick up a bottle!!