Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week for February 11th, 2019

Enrico Scavino and his two daughters, Enrica and Elisa, continue the time honored tradition of blending fruit from the various cru's in Barolo to make one terrific wine.  This vintage landed on 2018 Wine Spectator's Top 100 list at No. 88, scoring a whopping 93 points.  

Don't let the opaque coloration fool you, there are some fierce tannins in that glass!  This wine starts off with plenty of cherry, plum and orange peel flavors, offset by iron, eucalyptus and tobacco accents.  The finish is long and elegant with a touch of smoke and hints of dried herbs.  This wine is built for some cellar time.  It's enjoyable now, with a good dose of aeration needed.  But if left to cellar a bit, say 10+ years, you will rewarded handsomely.  Cost is $50 .