In vino veritas. Maybe.
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Terrific dinner at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park Square with some new friends. Having enjoyed Petrolo's top wine yesterday, I decided to stay with the same producer today and so I brought along their entry level wine, but from 2000 so there was a fair bit of age to it. Quite advanced with mostly tertiary notes but retaining vibrancy, it showed really well. Peak drinking. — a day ago
I don't care what Sideways said, I love Merlot. Right Bank at heart. And it's done well in Tuscany too (hello, Masseto). Petrolo's top wine Galatrona from 2012 is a ripe Merlot. Mocha, cherries and spice come together deliciously. We enjoyed this wine at a terrific Japanese steakhouse in Williamsburg called Salt + Charcoal. Fatty, salty, juicy red meat with a big Merlot... kampai! indeed. — 2 days ago