Y'all know I'm an Italian girl. I can get on board with all kinds of varietals and blends from my homeland.
But this Barolo?
Be still my heart.
Hubby and I had this phenomenal Damilano Levinquevigne 2011 Barolo at Bice in San Diego. Verdict: this combo platter of five different Nebbiolos is a blend well worth your attention.
The nose was almost too easy: lush berries, orange, tobacco, rose and violet, but the finish was heady tannins and rough leather.
You can find it for a very reasonable $17.84.
We had this with a cheese pairing, 7 different kinds of Italian cheeses, including a smoked provolone that made the smoke in this Barolo stand up and howl. No doubt it'd be delicious accompanied with gamey meats.