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Friday, December 14, 2007

Renato Ratti Nebbiolo d’Alba 2005

Nebbiolo is the grape used to produce Barolos and Barbarescos, which are usually quite wonderful and a bit on the pricey side. The Renato Ratti Nebbiolo isn't terribly expensive ($18), even though it hails from Piedmont — think of it as a Poor Man's Barolo. It needs some time in the cellar or in a decanter, but either way it offers a spicy nose, plums and dried cherries on the palate, and a long, dry finish. Good by itself, and its tannins make it a good match for food as well.
J. Silverheels Gray, 8:54 PM