Friday, December 19, 2014

Rosa dell'Olmo Barbera d'Asti, 2011

This wine makes a wonderful first impression--dark cherries, licorice, flowers. Very much in the big and beautiful Piedmont mode. But after a few sips, I detect an unpleasant (for me) herbal element on the finish. This wine is cheap enough ($5.99 at Trader Joe's) and it makes a good every day red. But I suspect that herbal note will become more rather than less apparent with the passing of time.

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