NK 2001 Barolo and Barbaresco Dinner
@ Chez Wolff, Brooklyn, NY, 10/14/2022

A small group gathered at the home of Jamie Wolff who generously made a delicious dinner for us.

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We all agreed to text for covid before arriving:

Tom and I were both staying near Penn Station,
so we took the subway together to Jamie's:

Off to a great start!

First Course
Risotto with morels:

Bartolo Mascarello
A very different style from the wines that follow, but beautiful in its own right.

Second Course
Grilled salmon with herb sauce (parsley, tarragon, basil, oregano, mint, capers, anchovy), lentils, and yellow Romano beans and green beans cooked with tomato:

Bruno Giacosa
Clearly among the greatest vintages for Bruno Giacosa. The difference between the two Barbarescos is quite striking considering that this Rabajà plot is now part of the Asili MGA.

Cheese Course
Quadrato di Bufala, La Tur, Tallegio, and others.

Surprisingly, at this stage, there is relatively little difference between these two great wines.

Cookies from Saraghina Bakery for dessert:


We only had 6 red wines, but each one was a great example of what Nebbiolo can achieve in the hands of a great winemaker. A very special evening. Many thanks to Jamie and Perri for their hospitality.

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My tasting notes posted from CellarTracker.


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