TN : 2003 Sandrone Barbera d'Alba

Enjoyed this wine last evening - partnered with a tasty chicken dish.

Deep coloured, purple red; fine aromatics that fill the nostrils with dark berry fruit; smooth entry; flavourful
and still showing some soft tannins underlying the fruit; lasting finish where the fruit lingers on the palate. Quite a remarkable showing for a Barbera
of more than 7 years of age, and with still some life ahead for another 4 or 5 years.

Music with dinner - Fred Hersh album with Toots Thielmanns on harmonica. The album was a tribute to Bill Evans,
who also had worked with Thielmanns.

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Barbera + heat = Yum! Sandrone 98 still going strong if well stored…

Thanks for the update on the '98, Henry.

I recall meeting with Barbara Sandrone about six years ago at the winery, when she offered comment
that Sandrone’s Barberas can last well past a decade, depending upon the vintage.

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Giacomo Conterno can go longer… 85 made it nearly 20 years… and the newer vintages are even more concentrated, although somewhat controversial