Tue 28 Aug 2007
I just posted a “Featured Article” by that title over on KoeppelOnWine.com. Geographically, the wines hale from Tuscany, Piedmont, Umbria, Sardinia, Sicily, Friuli and the Veneto. Vintages include 2004 and 2003 and several from the superb 2001 and ’99. The wines cover the gamut of styles, from traditional Barolo aged two and a half years in huge oak casks to sleek Bordeaux-style cabernet sauvignon and merlot-based wines aged in small French barrels. You pays yer money and you takes yer choice, and speaking of money, the majority of these wines, I regret to say, are not bargains; only a couple get down to the $25 or $30 range, but I hope that it’s as fascinating for the curious or the avid to read about the wines as it was for me to try them and write about them.