Saturday, August 9, 2008

Some Italian Wines...

Had dinner at Perbacco in San Francisco tonight.... really great menu, amazing wine list. We first had the 2006 Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Gavigliano, Luciano Landi. The nose had a distinct scent of orange-tangerine and honey-suckle. Also a bit floral. In the mouth, dark fruits, with tannins kicking in toward the middle. A really pretty wine, and at $36 at the restaurant, it's probably available a lot cheaper in stores. Definitely a value buy.

The second wine we had was a Barolo, the 2003 Vietti Barolo Castiglione. Another winner. Paid $76 at the restaurant. First impression was how light in color the wine was - almost like a pinot noir. Was wondering if it could really have the body and floral accents that Barolos are known for. It definitely did - again, beautiful nose, very floral. In the mouth there was lots of fruit, and then powerful lingering tannins that puckers the mouth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would agree with your comments about the wines at Perbacco. They were full of flavor and tannins, and reasonably priced for the quality. Perbacco itself was outstanding with a diverse menu that changes daily and a waitstaff who can explain it to you.