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.