I work in the cellar at a winery in the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma county California. Sometimes I help in the tasting room as well.
Cascina Marcantonio Barbera d'Asti from Acqui Terme. My friend Guido made this wine at his Agritourismo. Although it has some ethyl-acetate notes on the nose early, it opens up to dark fruit, M+ acidity and M- tannins in a nice balanced package. — 5 years ago
2014 vintage. Perhaps some RS. Ripe Grenache profile with some overripe Syrah on the back end. Red fruit and spice. Less than 5€. — 5 years ago
2006 vintage. Some delicate rich ripe red fruit and burnt wood on nose. Fair acid, dried flower petals, cedar, oak, pine tar. Baking spice, charred oak slight dark fruit and oak tannins. Basically, since this sees 24 months in heavily toasted new oak, it has lots of flavor notes from the barrels. Perhaps too much. — 5 years ago