- Masi Valpolicella 2001 Bonacosi
- Batasiolo Barolo 1998
- Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Masi Valpolicella 2001 Bonacosi (Veneto, Italy)
Tawny ruby colour; a nose of cherries, spice and red licorice with a minerally
background; well balanced and remarkably elegant for the price, light
to medium-bodied, dry with fresh acidity. Good value.
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes
Batasiolo Barolo 1998 (Piedmont, Italy)
This is a well-priced Barolo made in a style that is ready to drink but
will repay cellaring for 2–3 years. Ruby colour, a nose of truffles,
licorice and red berries; lovely mouthfeel, firmly structured with a dry
flavour of sour cherry and fresh mushrooms; full-bodied with a bite of
tannin on the finish.
Food match: game dishes, fresh Parmesan cheese
Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (British Columbia)
You'll have to get this one in British Columbia, but it's worth the hunt.
Deep purple-ruby colour with a bouquet of currants, cedar and oak; well-structured
blackcurrant fruit, great equilibrium of fruit, alcohol, oak and acidity
with velvety tannins. A style somewhere between Bordeaux and California.
If you want to contact the winery, call 250-498-0620 or email email@example.com.
Food match: butterflied lamb leg, duck