2006 Girabaldi Barbaresco

An enjoyable bottle of robust red comes to us here from the Girabaldi vineyards in Italy. With great promise this cherry-red beverage tumbled from the bottle into my Cabernet Sauvignon glass, a massive glass vessel that allows a generous pour and all the subtleties of the wine to come forth to the nose. I’m not sure why this 2006 was being unveiled at the time of purchase but I am grateful for the opportunity to give it a go.

The 2006 Giribaldi accompanied filet mignon, queen-size and grilled to a well-seasoned outcome in the day’s waning light. This Barbaresco complemented too a blue cheese salad with an experienced mix of dressing and crumble, plus sides of garlic-slathered mushrooms and a few miniature potato crowns–just because. Comprising Nebbiolo grapes, this Giribaldi offering brought out the flavors of the meat and was a great focal point in a delicious meal.

And just in case the above doesn’t fill in all the blanks for you, let me add that Wine Spectator remarks, “Attractive cherry, plus, and tobacco aromas get support from dense tannins in this pretty well-tone red, which still needs time for the tannins to finish.

Perhaps the above is the reason the 2006 has been on hold until recently. We have a few more of these on hand and will look forward to sharing with guests in the coming weeks. You might want to put your hands on a few too if the above strikes a chord for you as it does us.

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