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WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Dale Williams » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:25 pm

With Greek-ish turkey meatballs served with tomato sauce and feta over pasta, along with broccolini, the 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d’Alba. Very floral, ripe red fruits with black olive and herb notes, juicy acids, good length. If more Barbera tasted like this, I’d drink more Barbera! B++

With leftover squab, lentils, haricots verts, and salad, the 1983 Ch. L’Evangile. Cassis, a strong ferric note, more tannic structure than I remember from recent bottles. Good, but more of a steak wine than a squab wine. B/B+

Sunday was mackerel, Brussels sprouts, watercress salad, leftover beans. Wine was the 2015
Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken (Mosel)
. Grapefruit, herbs, citrus zest, ginger. Nice stony finish. Light but with backbone. Good value. B+

No wine Monday with merguez and leftovers, but Tuesday opened the 2016 Keller "Von der Fels" Riesling with
Moroccan chicken stew, cauliflower, and salad. I don’t always see the value in the upper level Kellers, but this bottling usually shows well, and ‘16 keeps streak up, Hint of CO2, a little funk on nose at first. Lemony, grapefruit peel, rocks and smoke. Good length. B+

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:52 pm

What is the going rate on the Mascarello?

If more Barbera tasted like Cappellano I would drink more Barbera!
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Bill Spohn » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 pm

Recently had a very tasty Elio Sandri 2015 Barbera d'Alba I can recommend.

I should cellar more Barbera!
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Dale Williams » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:26 pm

this was a gift, but looks like $40-50 range (expensive for Barbera, but same range as Cappellano and Conterno I think)
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Bill Spohn » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 pm

The other one we/I tend to overlook is Carmignano! Can be wonderful.
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:24 pm

mackerel, brussels sprouts,..that`s my boy!!
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Re: WTN: Pomerol, Barbera, and 2 dry Rieslings

by Jenise » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:37 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:Recently had a very tasty Elio Sandri 2015 Barbera d'Alba I can recommend.

I should cellar more Barbera!


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