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Monday, May 6, 2013 - PnP, served non-blind. Simply put, the finest Barbera I've ever had, and I've had plenty in the past 20 years. Needless to say, I was caught quite by surprise, having mixed feelings at best for this uva in this particular vintage; I was totally schooled. Cavallotto is such a class act, from the capsule and label, through to the very last drop from the bottle. I'm reticent to give this comparison, but it's as honest as the fruit was pure - as vibrant on the nose and palate as any Cru Barolo in recent memory. Structured, elegant and powerful without actually flexing any muscles. Carried this back with me after buying it and some others from Giuseppe. One of my top 5 so far this year, something I never thought I would say about anyone's Barbera. Everything I thought it could be when I had this 6 months ago; so thankful it was. 14,5% abv,drink thru 2016

(if I had 11 other bottles from the same case, I wouldn't expect any of them to repeat the performance that I had with this bottle. Wine is a living thing, and I just got really, really lucky with tonight's performance. Or, at least that's what I'll tell myself...)

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  • Comment posted by fingers:

    5/9/2013 10:55:00 AM - Reminds me why craps is the most exciting game in the casino.

    ;)

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