- Sep 13, 2007
- Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
Checked online and wow. You are really celebrating. That is a pricey wine. Let us know if it was worth it.I just now selected a special Spanish Garnacha recommended by my brother-in-law's best high school friend, who happens to be a Master Sommelier. I'll pair that wine this weekend with rack of lamb to celebrate the conclusion of a wonderful season by our local Washington Nationals baseball team. We learn in tonight's final game of the World Series whether the team's season will prove to be merely sensational (if they lose the game) or truly stupendous (if they win the World Series). Either way, the fun of following their record-setting regular season and every pitch of their playoff games warrants a celebration. The wine is 2016 Daniel Gomez Jimenez-Landi's Cantos del Diablo.
It's actually difficult to think of a wine grape species not grown in Italy. I've read that there are over 400 regulated species grown there.I never knew that Gewurtztraminer is grown in Italy.
I liked the Nebbiolo. It was quite complex, but it was served in the same flight with the Zeni Amarone which outclassed it significantly. It would go well with a tomato-sauced pasta dish.How was the Nebbiolo? I ask because there are some wonderful Nebbiolos in Italy that are neither Barolo nor Barberesco.
To emphasize that, the second Amarone from Tenute Sant' Antonio was made from a blend of 70% Corvina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina and 5% Oseleta.It's actually difficult to think of a wine grape species not grown in Italy. I've read that there are over 400 regulated species grown there.