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Naked Wines

Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Syrah

From the rich cherry and wild blackberry flavors to the touch of rustic spice on the oh-so-smooth finish. A Washington Syrah from Columbia Valley soaks up more sunshine than Napa – to make for a bold, fruit-forward red. Goes great with New York strip steak. Pour a glass early so the wine opens up by the time dinner’s ready. ~ Naked Wines selection — 20 days ago

Scott Kelley

Oregon Pinot Noir 2019

Naked wine. Rich earthy, like a pn should be — 18 days ago

D.H. Elliott

California Pinot Noir 2013

Naked Wines selection. One of the Angels' most-loved Pinots with smooth, lush cherry flavors. Paired with cedar-planked grilled salmon and onion-orange marmalade pasta. SO good! — 24 days ago

Galodoiro

Vinho Regional Lisboa 2018

Naked wines with Ben and Ash — 5 days ago

Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

This bottle was the fourth and final bottle part of our Barolo ensemble, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Served blind, like the others, after a lengthy slow-ox. We were all aware that we were drinking Barolo but all other details were hidden from us. This bottle showed no visual signs of age. It was actually quite gorgeous to behold with a deep ruby core and bright disk. The bouquet was powerful; the most powerful of the four we experienced on this night. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, exotic spices, tar, roses, dried herbs...even a bit of an umami thing was happening...everything was on full display! The finish was long and savory. Almost gave me the feeling of a buzz button which, I have only encountered once before in wine.

Of the four Barolos, on this night and to my palate, this exhibited the most sizzle. I was well and truly smitten. When this was revealed to be the 2012 Cappellano “Pie Rupestris”, it became an Archimedes moment for me...short of running through the town naked. Until now, I had only tried Cappellano’s Barbera d’Alba and Chinato; both extraordinary wines. This fits squarely into my wheelhouse and has become a new benchmark for me; recalling a similar experience to my first Lignier “Clos de la Roche”. A monumental wine that is already drinking so well but has everything necessary to age with grace for decades to come. Scary thing? There remains upside, I’m sure of it.
— 9 days ago

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